Janalynn E Jones

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In an attempt to assess the contributory role of family factors to the development of schizophrenia-like disorders, measures of parental communication deviance and affective styles of communication were obtained for a sample of families of disturbed but nonpsychotic adolescents. Outcome was assessed five years later. Absence of a pathologic affective style(More)
The Premenstrual Experience Assessment, a comprehensive questionnaire, was completed by 878 women who were currently having menstrual cycles. Their severity of premenstrual symptoms was studied in relation to demographic variables, gynecological problems, use of medications, psychiatric experience, life stressors, and duration of severity. 14 significant(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic stroke during infancy and childhood has the potential to result in neurological impairments and affect a child's ability to function at home, school, and play. There are limited data on the effect of ischemic stroke on quality of life (QOL) of child survivors of ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE To examine parent and child perspectives on QOL(More)
Parents of schizophrenics show more transactional style deviance in diverse situations than do other parents. In a sample of families of nonschizophrenic outpatient adolescents, a manual for scoring such deviance on stories told for seven TAT cards was developed. This scoring system was shown to be composed of six meaningful factors. When this system was(More)
The presence of a pattern of parental transactional style deviance on the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) (a significant attribute of parents of offspring with schizophrenia spectrum disorders) was used to identify a group of disturbed nonpsychotic adolescents hypothesized to be at high risk for subsequently developing schizophreniform psychopathology.(More)
A review of the major findings of the five previous papers in the series is presented and points of integration of the results are noted. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of diagnosis in predicting child competence as well as on differences related to whether or not the mother or the father is the patient. Also, the need to design studies to tease(More)
Teacher and peer ratings of 65 children at risk to schizophrenia and other severe psychopathology were divided into three behavioral domains: problem solving, social-emotional, and compliance. Each child area was then related to variables generated from a family consensus Rorschach procedure in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the mechanism of(More)
A review of theoretical mechanisms underlying paradoxical interventions is undertaken in an effort to classify them into three broad types: redefinition, symptom escalation and crisis induction, and redirection. A list of individual and family patient characteristics and problems particularly applicable to each type of paradoxical intervention is presented(More)