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dc.contributor.authorFerriter, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHuband, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T15:57:42Z
dc.date.available2017-09-20T15:57:42Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationFerriter, M. & Huband, N. (2003). Experiences of parents with a son or daughter suffering from schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 10 (5), pp.552-560.
dc.identifier.other10.1046/j.1365-2850.2003.00624.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/9812
dc.description.abstractParents of 22 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, and receiving care in a secure forensic setting, were interviewed to elicit their views on the causes of the disorder, the emotional burden and the helpfulness of others when seeking support. Pathological parenting theories of causation were rated the least important, and biological and life-event models the most. Stress, loss and fear were the most commonly reported reactions. Violence, withdrawal and verbal aggression were most often identified as behaviours causing difficulty. Many participants felt guilt, usually in the absence of being blamed. Family members and self-help groups were recalled as being of most help, and professional staff were considered to be of least help. Parenting a son or daughter with schizophrenia frequently causes considerable emotional distress, often with perception of unhelpful responses from professional staff. Parents often blame themselves for the disorder, even when not blamed by others. Guilt does not appear to arise from belief in a pathological parenting model of schizophrenia. Factors contributing to self-blame in this group are discussed, together with suggestions for appropriate therapeutic intervention.
dc.description.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2850.2003.00624.x/abstract
dc.subjectSchizophrenia
dc.subjectAttitude to health
dc.subjectParents
dc.subjectFamily relations
dc.titleExperiences of parents with a son or daughter suffering from schizophrenia
dc.typeArticle


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