Johanna Trosbach

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Patients with mental illness and their relatives experience discrimination and stigmatization in their everyday lives. The stigma of mental illness has been investigated in numerous studies. However, the subjective experiences of patients with OCD and their relatives have not been reported up until now. Narrative interviews with 22 family members of(More)
BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a destructive mental illness that alters the lives of both patients and their relatives. Many investigations have described the coping strategies of relatives of patients with schizophrenia, depression and other psychiatric disorders, but there have been no studies reported about coping strategies and OCD.(More)
BACKGROUND There are numerous studies on the stigma of mental illness. However, the subjective stigma experiences of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and their relatives have, so far not been investigated. METHOD Narrative interviews with 22 family members of patients with OCD were carried out as part of a study on the burden of mental illness(More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD The aim of this study was to investigate the coping strategies of relatives of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. 22 narrative interviews were analysed by a Grounded Theory approach. RESULTS While parents in our investigation often try to educate their ill children, spouses focus on resources of the patient. Children seem to(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorders represent a challenge with their effects on the everyday life for family members. The main emphasis of previous research was on the recording of the burden and deficits of this group. The qualitative study on hand aims to describe living with an OCD-patient from the viewpoint of the relatives. It could be shown that the(More)
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