Journal article

[Psychiatry].

Philippe Conus, Charlène Tripalo, Christel Vaudan, Pascale Ferrari, Pierre Lequin, Charles Bonsack

Rev Med Suisse | Published : 2018

Abstract

Children of patients with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk to develop a psychiatric illness. In addition, phases of crisis and hospitalization of the parent are often traumatizing to the children, especially during childhood. Although a specific offer to face these issues is compulsory in some countries, such is not the case in Switzerland. In this paper we describe the implementation of a special offer for children of parents with mental illness (Famille +) in the service of general psychiatry at the Department of psychiatry of the Lausanne University hospital in Switzerland. We will also discuss the development and implementation of the Joint Crisis Plan, a collaborative tool where..

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