Narratives about their children by mothers hospitalized on a psychiatric unit.

@article{Savvidou2003NarrativesAT,
  title={Narratives about their children by mothers hospitalized on a psychiatric unit.},
  author={Ioanna Savvidou and Vasilios Panteleimon Bozikas and Sophia Hatzigeleki and Athanasios Karavatos},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={391-402}
}
The diagnosis of "mental illness" is accompanied by negative implications regarding a person's competence. Self- and other-descriptions about the "patient" are embedded within broader cultural and societal discourses, influencing his/her relationships. The parental role seems to be one of the most sensitive, especially for women. Mothers hospitalized in psychiatric units often have to separate themselves from their children either temporarily, during hospitalization, or permanently, after a… CONTINUE READING

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