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The influence of family, school, and the environment 

The influence of family, school, and the environment
The influence of family, school, and the environment

Barbara Maughan

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date: 03 July 2022

Like adult disorders, most child psychiatric problems are now regarded as multifactorially determined: both genetic and environmental factors play a role in their development. This chapter provides an overview of some of the key environmental elements in that equation. Subsequent chapters discuss risks for specific disorders; the focus here is on the more general issues that arise when considering the effect of environmental influences on the onset or persistence of psychopathology in childhood.

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