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Bounce of caregivers expressed emotions on schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a severe type of mental illness that is both persistent and burdensome. Because they are under a lot of stress coping with caring for schizophrenia patients, family members of these patients often have a negative attitude and a wide spectrum of expressed emotion towards them. The quality of interaction patterns and the type of family ties among family caregivers and individuals with schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions are classified as an unfavorable family environment. Large volumes of emotion directed directly at a person or within a family environment are referred to as "high expressed emotion.”One or more parents' critical or emotionally over-involved attitudes and behaviors toward their schizophrenia offspring are referred to as expressed emotion. Any aberrant processes inside a family, such as conflict, communication problems, cold parenting, criticism, control, and excessive amounts of expressed emotions, are referred to as family dysfunction.. These could be risk factors for schizophrenia onset and maintenance. Schizophrenics who returned home to such a family were more prone to relapse than those who returned home to a family that expressed little or no emotion.While not on medication, returning to a high expressed emotion family resulted in a large rate of recurrence. Family members of schizophrenia patients require psychosocial nursing care to assist them cope with their stress.


Ajithakumari G., V. Hemavathy. Bounce of caregivers expressed emotions on schizophrenia. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.81-87; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.8187; Available from:


Expressed emotion,  Interaction pattern,  Family,  Behavior,  Schizophrenia
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