Graham was a UK GP before training in Psychiatry in Australia. He has been dedicated for more than 40 years to psychiatric practice in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Follow Graham's early development in over 40 posts below. Search for 'Making of a Child Psychiatrist'
Results from this early study suggested that physical contact experience (frequency and quality of touch) reflects different parenting styles, and may be a vulnerability factor for a range of difficulties among adolescents.
Pearce, C., Martin, G. & Wood, K., 1995. The Significance of Touch for Perceptions of Parenting and Psychological Adjustment among Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34:2, 160–167.
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