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Michael R. Bizzarro, PhD

Class of 2003

Dissertation

Lifetime patterns of maternal substance abuse as a predictor of child maltreatment and child developmental outcomes (2003)


Michael R. Bizzarro

To determine whether a relationship between maternal lifetime patterns of alcohol and illicit drug use is linked to child maltreatment and poor child outcomes supported by a Fairbairmain Perspective of Developmental Psychopathology. This perspective explains how alcohol and illicit drug use contributes to child maltreatment and poor child outcomes by a depletion of the central ego and an over investment in the libidinal and antilibidinal ego.