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Parenthood patterns used by parents of psychotic patients


Most of the psychotic patients have problems in their relationship with their own parents, and often parents begin the impaired relationship. This is a humanistic problem and whenever a family exists, relationship problems also exist.

Although there are no systematic studies on the rate of using adverse parenthood methods, its prevalence is high in both low and high socio-cultural contexts. The consequence of using adverse parenthood methods is psychological disorders in children as well as relapses after discharge.

Determining predisposing factors for psychotic disorders is significant because of prevention and treatment.

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In this study 384 patient with schizophrenia, delusional disorders, and borderline personality disorder and antisocial personally were chosen for sampling. Parents and patients were tested by a questionnaire and results shown in charts and diagrams.


Results showed that the parenthood method used most by parents of psychotic patients is the restrictive method.


Researchers conclude that if usage of the restrictive method in parenting is high, then the prevalence of psychotic disorders will be high as well.

The results are in favor of a biopsychosocial model in the etiology of psychotic disorders.

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Karimollahi, M., Molavi, P. & Ghamari Kivi, H. Parenthood patterns used by parents of psychotic patients. Ann Gen Psychiatry 5 (Suppl 1), S211 (2006).

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