In the shadow of schizophrenia: a study of siblings' perceptions.


BACKGROUND The study assesses the impact of schizophrenia on non-schizophrenic siblings with regard to objective and subjective burden, feelings and degree of closeness with sibling, social interaction, coping and sense of meaning in life. METHOD 100 subjects, 52 siblings of schizophrenic patients and 48 comparable controls participated in the study and… (More)


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