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Conjoint mother-child admission in-patient management of crises in mother-infant relationships

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A description of a clinical approach to the management of severe crises in mother-infant relationships is presented, together with theoretical considerations involved. The essence of the clinical management involves initial hospitalization of the mother and child in a pediatric ward setting. Three case histories are presented, with common elements in the clinical progression of the cases emphasized. The results and follow-up of the first twenty cases managed in this way are presented and show highly promising results.

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Lipton, G.L., Tonge, B.J. Conjoint mother-child admission in-patient management of crises in mother-infant relationships. Child Psych Hum Dev 14, 178–186 (1984).

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  • Social Psychology
  • Promising Result
  • Clinical Management
  • Theoretical Consideration
  • Case History