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The Scottish First Episode Schizophrenia Study

IV. Psychiatric and Social Impact on Relatives

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Robin G. McCreadie
Affiliation:
Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries DGJ 4TG
David H. Wiles
Affiliation:
Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries DGJ 4TG
John W. Moore
Affiliation:
Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries DGJ 4TG
Stewart M. Grant
Affiliation:
Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries DGJ 4TG
George T. Crocket
Affiliation:
Gartloch Hospital, Gartcosh, Glasgow G69 8EJ
Zahid Mahmood
Affiliation:
Gartloch Hospital, Gartcosh, Glasgow G69 8EJ
Livingston Martin G.
Affiliation:
Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow G12 OYN
James A. G. Watt
Affiliation:
Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow G12 OYN
J. G. Greene
Affiliation:
Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow G12 OYN
Peter W. Kershaw
Affiliation:
Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow G12 OYN
Norman A. Todd
Affiliation:
Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow G53 7TU
Angus M. Scott
Affiliation:
Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow G53 7TU
John Loudon
Affiliation:
Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EHJO 5HF
James A. T. Dyer
Affiliation:
Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EHJO 5HF
Alistair E. Philip
Affiliation:
Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EHJO 5HF
David Batchelor
Affiliation:
Janssen Pharmaceutical Limited, Grove, Wantage, Oxon
Catherine W. Menzies
Affiliation:
Lundbeck Limited, Hastings Street, Luton

Abstract

An assessment of 31 main care-giving relatives living with schizophrenics was carried out using the General Health Questionnaire and the Social Adjustment Scale by Self Report. More than 75% of relatives had a high probability of themselves being a psychiatric case. Relatives also showed social role dysfunction and impairment especially marked in social and leisure activities. Relatives' distress was related to the level of symptoms in patients, as assessed by the Present State Examination.

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Copyright © 1987 The Royal College of Psychiatrists 

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