Journal article

Expressed emotion, attributions, utility beliefs, and distress in parents of young people with first episode psychosis

Catharine McNab, Nick Haslam, Peter Burnett

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between expressed emotion (EE), attributions of control, beliefs about the utility of EE behaviors, and distress in parents of young people with first episode psychosis. Fifty-three parents completed self-report measures of EE, attributions of patient and parent control over the psychotic illness, and beliefs about the utility of EE behaviors in controlling the patient's symptomatology. Measures of parental distress and parental assessment of patient symptomatology were also completed. Parents high on criticism EE were more likely to make attributions that the psychotic illness was controllable by the young person, and to endorse the potential utility of ..

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