Living with psychiatric patients: implications for the mental health of family members.

@article{Noh1987LivingWP,
  title={Living with psychiatric patients: implications for the mental health of family members.},
  author={Samuel Noh and Reed J. Turner},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={263-72}
}
Current treatment policy has resulted in large numbers of ex-hospitalized psychiatric patients residing with family members in the community. However, little is known about the emotional consequences for family members. This paper focusses on the relationship between level of chronic strain, as indexed by 'objective' and 'subjective' family burden, and extent of psychological distress among family members of ex-hospitalized psychiatric patients. This relationship is assessed within a… CONTINUE READING

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