Positive parent/adult child relationships: impact of severe mental illness and caregiving burden.

@article{Pickett1997PositivePC,
  title={Positive parent/adult child relationships: impact of severe mental illness and caregiving burden.},
  author={Susan A. Pickett and Judith A. Cook and Bertram J. Cohler and Michael Litzkow Marvin Solomon},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={220-30}
}
Comparison of 222 parents of an adult child who had a psychiatric disability and 434 parents with a nondisabled adult child revealed that parents' positive appraisals of their relationship with the target child was significantly predicted by their perceived caregiving burden, but not by their child's psychiatric status. Implications for interventions that enhance parent/adult child relationships are discussed.