Family life in relation to major mental illness

by Dr David Douglas and reviewed by Dr Rob Macpherson


Family life in relation to major mental illnessLearning outcomes:


By the end of this module you should be able to:


  • outline the historical attitudes regarding mental illness and family life


  • list the key aspects of expressed emotion (EE) and how this relates to family intervention strategies


  • reflect on the critical role of the family in supporting those with major mental illness


  • discuss the effects of 'burden' and the various coping strategies the family may employ


  • explain the importance of the support psychiatric services offer to patients and their families in order to promote recovery.


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