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Discrepant illness perceptions, affect and expressed emotion in people with psychosis and their carers.

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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...

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10.1007/s00127-007-0165-4

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Kuipers, E More by this author
Onwumere, J More by this author
Bebbington, P More by this author
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Journal:
Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Volume:
42
Issue:
4
Pages:
277-283
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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EISSN:
1433-9285
ISSN:
0933-7954
URN:
uuid:59ee50c0-733b-4cfe-87c6-8f48497cf602
Source identifiers:
180502
Local pid:
pubs:180502

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