Title

Well siblings living with schizophrenia: impact of associated behaviors

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-1-1999

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services

PubMed ID

10461272

Abstract

As a result of the ongoing hallucinations and delusions, life at home became "anxious and chaotic" with "lots of stress." Because there was no on-site crisis intervention by professionals, well siblings were sometimes called upon to control the violent behavior and were vigilant and fearful regarding the potential for abuse. Negative symptoms were the most disturbing to well sibligs. Siblings need help to understand that social isolation and lack of motivation are symptoms of the illness-not due to "laziness."

Keywords

Schizophrenia -- Psychosocial Factors, Schizophrenia -- Symptoms, Siblings -- Psychosocial Factors, Attitude to Mental Illness, Conceptual Framework, Field Studies, Descriptive Research, Open-Ended Questionnaires, Audiorecording, Behavior Rating Scales, Quantitative Studies, Chi Square Test, Content Analysis, Interrater Reliability, Sample Size, Education, Continuing (Credit), Funding Source, Adult, Human

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 37:8 (1999) pp.11-.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/580