family dynamics

family dynamics

the forces at work within the family that produce particular behaviors or symptoms.

fam·i·ly dy·nam·ics

(fami-lē dī-namiks)
Intrafamily conditions that must be considered in diagnosis of disorders.
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This compendium offers guidance for those considering similar or not-so-similar endeavors, and it includes practical information for planning and preparation as well as description of feelings and family dynamics (how to get through the rough spots).
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The company and the Department of Family and Community Medicine will participate in joint endeavors with medical students and family medicine residents regarding the teaching of family dynamics as they impact health and illness especially in terms of addiction.
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