Journal article

The Impact of First-Episode Psychosis on the Sibling Relationship

Siann Bowman, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Linsey Howie, Patrick McGorry, Darryl Wade

PSYCHIATRY-INTERPERSONAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Research and clinical practice in first-episode psychosis (FEP) has predominantly focused on parents and partners and has neglected siblings needs. This study aims to characterize the sibling relationship in FEP and to examine the illness-related variables that influence this relationship. METHOD: Survey methodology explored the experience of 157 siblings during the first 18 months of their brother or sister's treatment. The Adult Sibling Relationship Questionnaire was used to measure the warmth, conflict, and rivalry within the relationship. A series of multivariate regression analyses were conducted to determine the relationship between illness characteristics and sibling relati..

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