Expressed emotion and schizophrenic outcome among Mexican-American families.

@article{Karno1987ExpressedEA,
  title={Expressed emotion and schizophrenic outcome among Mexican-American families.},
  author={Marvin Karno and Janis Hunter Jenkins and A de la Selva and F J Santana and C R Telles and Saioa L{\'o}pez and Jim Mintz},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1987},
  volume={175 3},
  pages={143-51}
}
This study has demonstrated that among low-income, relatively unacculturated Mexican-American households, a high level of expressed emotion on the part of key relatives significantly increases the risk of relapse for remitted schizophrenics who return home to live with their families after hospital discharge. This cross-cultural replication of earlier research findings in London and southern California suggests that critical, hostile, or emotionally overinvolved attitudes and behaviors may be… CONTINUE READING
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