Age and family burden among parents of offspring with severe mental illness

J. A. Cook, H. P. Lefley, S. A. Pickett, B. J. Cohler

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Abstract

Family burden reported by parents of offspring with severe mental illness was examined to determine whether burden increases with age. Older parents were troubled by cognitive dimensions of burden, while younger parents were distressed by their offspring's behavior, suggesting that interventions should vary according to parents' age as well as developmental stage of their child's illness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-447
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology

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