Journal article

Ethnographic analysis of expressed emotions in pakistani families of patients with schizophrenia

K Suhail, A Ikram, S Jafri, S Sadiq, S Singh

International Journal of Mental Health | Published : 2011

Abstract

Family expressed emotions (EE) have been found to be closely linked with the course of the disorder in patients with schizophrenia. Despite substantial cross-cultural differences in rates and impact of EE, a qualitative understanding of the construct is missing in relevant literature. This work was undertaken in Pakistan to understand the indigenous expression of emotional overinvolvement, criticism, and hostility as the primary components of the construct. We transcribed and conducted content analysis on the audio-recorded Camberwell Family Interviews of sixty-four caregivers to search the statements indicating these three elements. The frequency of statements showing overinvolved behavior ..

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