1999 issue 3


Volume 8, issue 3

Terapia w rodzinie

Disqualifying communication in the family: the Lars Wichström and Arne Holte concept

1. Zespołu Leczenia Środowiskowego IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1999, 8, 365-370
Keywords: communication, family interactions, mental disorders


The paper presents a method of describing family communication, proposed by Wichström,Holte et al. The concept assumes that disqualifyingmessages undermine the individual'sdefinition of "self", thus negatively affecting theirpersonality development. Studies are reviewed indicatingthat disconfirming communication is relatedto anxiety level, social skills, and the risk of mental disorders.

Address for correspondence:
Mgr MAREK NIEZNAŃSKI, Zespól Leczenia Środowiskowego IPiN
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9, 02-957 Warszawa