Growing up with a psychotic mother: a retrospective study.

  title={Growing up with a psychotic mother: a retrospective study.},
  author={Barbara Dunn},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={63 2},
  • Barbara Dunn
  • Published 1993 in The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Nine adults who had been reared by mothers diagnosed with psychosis reported on their childhood experiences. Analysis of the retrospective data revealed the five common themes of abuse and neglect, isolation, guilt and loyalty, grievances about mental health services, and social supports. The resilience and coping strategies of the participants are examined, and implications for therapeutic interventions with such families are discussed. 

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