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When a Family Member Has a Schizophrenic Disorder: Practice Issues across the Family Life Cycle

Author: Stromwall,-Layne-K.; Robinson,-Elizabeth-A.-R.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: American-Journal-of-Orthopsychiatry
Volume/Pages 68, 4, Oct, 580-589.
Subject Matter Interpersonal and Social Intervention
Abstract Viewing individuals with schizophrenic disorders within a family life-cycle context promotes recognition of the range of family roles, particularly partnership & parenting roles, in clients lives. Knowledge of clients stage of family development allows practitioners to view the client more holistically - as a family member with roles & responsibilities - instead of as an isolated, ill individual. Here, gender differences in family roles & in manifestation of the illness are considered, drawing on a literature review. 1 Table, 38 References. Adapted from the source document