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

@article{Barak2005InTS,
  title={In the shadow of schizophrenia: a study of siblings' perceptions.},
  author={Dina Barak and Zahava Solomon},
  journal={The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={234-41}
}
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 filled out self report questionnaires. RESULTS Findings show that siblings of patients with schizophrenia report more intense negative… CONTINUE READING