Journal article

Personality of mental healthcaregivers

Nicola T Lautenschlager, Alexander F Kurz, Samantha Loi, Barbara Cramer

CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHIATRY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Caring for a family member with a chronic mental illness can be a major challenge with putting caregivers at risk of burden and depression. This review investigated the recent evidence on the role of personality traits and features for caregiver burden and depression in caregivers of care recipients with mental illness. RECENT FINDINGS: Most of the evidence was found for caregivers looking after care recipients with dementia. Neuroticism was the personality trait showing the strongest association with caregiver burden and depression. SUMMARY: Certain personality traits and features can increase the risk of caregiver burden and depression in caregivers looking after family ..

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