Year: 1985 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.30, no.4, (June 1985), p.281-287 SIEC No: 19861386

The increase in the incidence of divorce and some of its causes are discussed. The literature relating to the effects of divorce on the emotional health of children is reviewed. It is suggested that the increase of divorce may account for the recent increase in certain emotional disorders in children. Various strategies to protect the children from the adverse effects of divorce are discussed.