Antoni GrauClinical director of ITA, Spain
FAMILY VARIABLES, CLINICAL SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND TOXIC CONSUMPTION IN ADOLESCENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
This roundtable aims to investigate the family variables that influence the symptomatology of adolescents with behavioural disorders. Attachment, expressed emotion, and educational styles have been shown to have a clear influence on the emergence and maintenance of mental disorders in adolescence. Our main objective is to investigate the relationship established between these family variables and the characteristics of adolescents with behaviour disorders such as: filio-parental violence, personality, anxiety, depression and toxic consumption. The research provides us with data on the relevance of family climate and educational guidelines in the symptomatology of patients diagnosed with conduct disorder. The findings provide us with information to help us create intervention and prevention programs for patients and their families.
Antoni Grau is a psychologist and psychotherapist. He is Clinical Director of ITA. He has a long history as an expert clinician in severe pathology and as a researcher. He is the author of several book chapters and articles in different scientific journals. Professor at the European University and co-director of the Master in Psychological Intervention in Eating Disorders and Obesity at the University of Barcelona.