Experiences of parents with a son or daughter suffering from schizophrenia.

  title={Experiences of parents with a son or daughter suffering from schizophrenia.},
  author={Michael Ferriter and Nick Huband},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  volume={10 5},
Parents 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… CONTINUE READING

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