The correlation between psychosocially unhealthy parenting styles and child psychopathology has been established. This case report describes how chronic harsh and overbearing paternal parenting style tipped a young boy into deliberate self poisoning with the aid of organo-phosphorous chemicals (rat poison). This report is purposed to increase the interest of physicians and psychiatrists in parenting style research and in how potentially its modification could be a therapeutic and preventive tool.
Tunde-Ayinmode, M. F., & Adegunloye, O. A. (2017). Parenting style and conduct problems in children: Case report of deliberate self poisoning in a Nigerian child. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 17(2), 4. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v17i2.256