Sibling perspectives on schizophrenia and the family.

  title={Sibling perspectives on schizophrenia and the family.},
  author={Laina M Gerace and Dorothy D Camilleri and Lioness Ayres},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={19 3},
Intensive audiotaped interviews with 14 adult siblings of schizophrenia patients were used to explore their experiences. Interviews focused on the ways adult siblings define and experience their sibling's mental illness and their participation in illness management. Cross-case analysis revealed that recognition of schizophrenia in a brother or sister was characterized by a pivotal, reorganizing event that redefined behavior previously viewed as difficult or different. Subjects' approach to the… CONTINUE READING

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