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Psychopathology, Influence on Family Members

  • By: Joanne Davila & Melissa Ramsay Miller
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Psychopathology rates in the U.S. population are high. In a given year, about 22 percent of adults have a diagnosable severe mental disorder, 37 percent have a moderately severe disorder, and 40 percent have a mild disorder. Lifetime rates are even ...

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