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Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2012 Nov;58(6):623-8. doi: 10.1177/0020764011419055. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

Children in Beardslee's family intervention: relieved by understanding of parental mental illness.

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Skellefteå Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, Skellefteå, Sweden. helja.p@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Beardslee's family intervention (FI), which is a family-based preventive method for children of mentally ill parents, has been implemented on a national level in Sweden.

MATERIAL:

Fourteen children and parents from nine families were interviewed about how the FI was for the children. Data were analysed by qualitative content analysis.

DISCUSSION:

A central finding was children's sense of relief and release from worry because of more knowledge and openness about the parent's illness in the family.

CONCLUSION:

The results indicating relief for the children are encouraging.

PMID:
21900288
DOI:
10.1177/0020764011419055
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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