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ERIC Number: ED347726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Family Communication Patterns Consistent with Psychiatric Diagnosis of Identified Patient.
Bayer, Darryl Lee
This research examined specific communication patterns in 20 schizophrenic and other family triads, through analysis of transcripts of 15-minute interactions within a systems epistemology. Families with a son or daughter diagnosed as having schizophrenia were found to emphasize two communication patterns: communication that is nebulous, confusing, and egocentric, and communication that is disconfirming of individuality. Families of offspring with other psychiatric diagnoses, usually affective disorders, were found to emphasize nonnegotiable relationship-defining communication. (24 references) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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