Living with the mentally ill: effects on the health and functioning of other household members.

@article{Gallagher1996LivingWT,
  title={Living with the mentally ill: effects on the health and functioning of other household members.},
  author={Sarah K Gallagher and David Mechanic},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={1691-701}
}
Based on data from the National Health Interview Survey Mental Health Supplement, 1989 (NCHS, 1991), this article compares health outcomes for respondents living with someone who is mentally ill (N = 776) with a randomly selected subsample of respondents not living with someone identified as mentally ill (N = 716). When other predictors of health are controlled, sharing a household with a mentally ill person is associated with poorer self-reported physical health, increased risk of reporting… CONTINUE READING

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