ERIC Number: EJ528999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Interaction in Families with Young Adults with a Psychiatric Diagnosis.
Bayer, Darryl L.
American Journal of Family Therapy, v24 n1 p21-30 Spr 1996
Examined transcripts of 15-minute interactions in schizophrenic and other family triads (n=20) for communication pattern consistency. Families with a child diagnosed as schizophrenic were found to emphasize two communication patterns: (1) communication that is nebulous, confusing, and egocentric; and (2) communication that is disconfirming of individuality. Families of offspring with other psychiatric diagnoses, usually affective disorders, were found to emphasize nonnegotiable relationship-defining communication. (KW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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