Expressed emotion and social networks of parents of schizophrenic patients.

@article{Anderson1984ExpressedEA,
  title={Expressed emotion and social networks of parents of schizophrenic patients.},
  author={Carol M. Anderson and Gerard E. Hogarty and Thomas Bayer and Richard Needleman},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1984},
  volume={144},
  pages={
          247-55
        }
}
This study considered the relationship between the personal networks of parents of schizophrenic patients and ratings of their level of expressed emotion towards the patient. Our initial hypothesis was that parents with high expressed emotion would be more isolated from an effective social support system. We found that the size of parental networks did correlate with the length of the patient's illness, with smaller networks associated with longer illnesses. There was no connection between… CONTINUE READING

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