Discrepant illness perceptions, affect and expressed emotion in people with psychosis and their carers.
BACKGROUND: Illness perception, a measure of illness representations developed from physical medicine, has recently been applied to psychosis. We investigated how illness perceptions relate to affect and expressed emotion (EE) in carer-patient dyads, particularly if their perceptions differed. METHOD: We interviewed 82 carer-patient dyads, after a relapse of psychosis. Carers were assessed for illness perceptions, distress, self-esteem and EE; patients for illness perceptions, depression, an...Expand abstract
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