Children's perceptions of living with a parent with a mental illness: finding the rhythm and maintaining the frame.

@article{Mordoch2008ChildrensPO,
  title={Children's perceptions of living with a parent with a mental illness: finding the rhythm and maintaining the frame.},
  author={Elaine Mordoch and Wendy A Hall},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={1127-44}
}
In this article, we explain how children managed their experiences of living with a parent with a mental illness. Symbolic interactionism served as the theoretical framework. The sample comprised 22 children between 6 and 16 years of age, who were living part- or full-time with a parent with depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar illness. Data collection included interviews, participant observation, and drawing. Concurrent data collection and constant comparative analysis were undertaken to… CONTINUE READING

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