[Distress in parents of patients suffering from schizophrenia of affective disorders].

@article{Angermeyer2001DistressIP,
  title={[Distress in parents of patients suffering from schizophrenia of affective disorders].},
  author={Matthias Claus Angermeyer and P Liebelt and Herbert Matschinger},
  journal={Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={255-60}
}
PURPOSE The present study aims at investigating to what extent relatives of individuals suffering from mental illness experience caregiver burden. Hypotheses are formulated on the basis of stress theory and are tested on a sample of family members. METHOD Relatives organised in the German and Austrian relatives' associations were questioned by means of mail surveys. Only parents (n = 509) of patients with schizophrenia or affective disorders were included in the study. RESULTS The majority… CONTINUE READING

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