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Family Burden and Social Support in Mental Illness: A Comparative Study in Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders

JOSY KADAVIL THOMAS;
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  • Published: 17 Jan 2018
Abstract
The present study was an attempt to assess and compare the global functioning of individuals affected with two major mental illnesses i.e. schizophrenia and mood disorders , social support perceived by them, and family burden and social support perceived by their caregivers. The individuals affected with schizophrenia were found to be more severely ill with a longer duration of illness, and perceived less social support as compared to those with mood disorders. The caregivers’ perceived social support was similar in both diagnostic groups. Family burden was significantly higher in the schizophrenia group. Some significant correlations were found among the key st...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Mental Health, Clinical Social Work Practice, Family Burden, Social Support, Mental Illness, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorder, 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice, 111714 Mental Health
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publication . Other literature type . 2018

Family Burden and Social Support in Mental Illness: A Comparative Study in Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders

JOSY KADAVIL THOMAS;