[Mental disorders: challenges for the family].


Using a qualitative methodology (open interviews, story-drawing and thematic analysis), we identify and analyze 4 categories (temporal mismatching, guilt, conflict and loss) found in the discourse of mothers (and one sister) of psychiatric patients receiving treatment at the Center for Psycho-Social Care (NAPS) in Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, and also evaluate the importance of such categories with a view to understanding the dynamical relationships among mental health services, patients and their families.

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@article{Pereira2003MentalDC, title={[Mental disorders: challenges for the family].}, author={Maria Alice Pereira and Alfredo Pereira}, journal={Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P}, year={2003}, volume={37 4}, pages={92-100} }