Chapter 9. Families and Psychosis

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Juliana Onwumere,
  2. Ben Smith and
  3. Elizabeth Kuipers

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch9

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Onwumere, J., Smith, B. and Kuipers, E. (2010) Families and Psychosis, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch9

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • families and psychosis;
  • families as resource - carer recognized as critical in well-being of patients;
  • impact of caregiving - negative impact of caring on carer's physical and emotional health;
  • carer coping styles and caregiving - levels of carer burden and stress linked to coping styles;
  • expressed emotion (EE) and families - relationship between psychosis and carers;
  • positive family relationships - positive environments as protection against schizophrenia spectrum disorders;
  • patient perceptions of caregiving relationships;
  • working with individuals with psychosis, and their families

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Families as a Resource

  • The Impact of Caregiving

  • Carer Burden and Patient Symptoms

  • Carer Coping Styles and Caregiving

  • Expressed Emotion and Families

  • Expressed Emotion and Patient Outcomes

  • Positive Family Relationships

  • Patient Perceptions of Caregiving Relationships

  • Working with Individuals with Psychosis and their Families

  • Summary and Conclusion

  • References