The role of the family in the development of psychopathology

The role of the family in the development of psychopathology

At every stage of life, our relationships and family help us to face challenges. The family plays the most important role in coping with difficulties, understanding their emotions and behaviors, interacting effectively, and strengthening emotional health. From their earliest moments in life, children depend on parents and family to provide for their basic needs. Children form the first relationship with parents and family. It is the family that is able to actively promote positive development and behavior in children.

But an obstacle in child development arises when there is tension in the environment due to instability in the family, which badly affects the adjustment of the family members. And it leaves a deep impact on children.

According to research, there are three types of family structure that are said to be pathological because they are very likely to cause abnormal behavior in the individual.


Family Functioning and Child Psychopathology - TYPES OF PATHOGENIC FAMILY STRUCTURE


Discordant Family

A discordant families is one in which either one or both of the parents do not have a good bonding with each other. There are often debates or quarrels in them. At the same time, their views on personal issues also differ and they are staunch opponents of each other. In such a situation, there is a lot of conflicts with each other.

This kind of environment has a very negative effect on children and they struggle with many problems. Due to this, their chances of developing emotional disturbance and anti-social behavior increases.


Disturbed Family

Disturbed families are said to be one in which either one or both of the parents are stubborn or obstinate and behave in an unusual way, causing a disturbance in the family. In such families, the quarrel between parents is more common due to which they are not able to give enough love to their children.

In such a situation, they appear as a faulty model in front of the children. In many kinds of research, it has been found that there is more depression in children in such an environment. They are reluctant to disclose their problems to their parents, due to which they face many types of mental conflicts.


Disrupted Family

Disrupted Families are said to be families in which the parents are separated from each other for various reasons such as death or divorce. Due to this kind of chaos, the care of the children is not done properly due to which their personality development remains incomplete. This gives unusual force to their behavior.

Due to divorce between parents, children also develop feelings of insecurity and disdain, which have a long-term effect on their behavior.


This is the reason that Family Support and Environment are given more importance for a child so that he can strengthen himself emotionally and mentally in the future and feel capable to face every situation.

Child Psychology should not be a reactive measure. Make it part of your proactive families by contacting us at 08076299405 about seeing a Child Psychologist at Manochikitsa.


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