Life events, familial stress, and coping in the developmental course of schizophrenia.

  • Lukoff D
  • Snyder K
  • Ventura J
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Abstract

this chapter reviews the principal findings concerning the impact of life events and familial stress on the course of schizophrenic disorder / these are stressors which, when they occur to individuals with a sufficient vulnerability to schizophrenia, seem to be capable of triggering a schizophrenic episode / also reviews selected research with normal individuals and patients with other disorders that has revealed an intervening factor which plays a major role in determining the stress level resulting from exposure to stressors; the person's coping response to the stressor the findings on life events, familial stress, and coping responses are reviewed in the three separate sections and are presented within the framework of a vulnerability/stress model of the course of schizophrenic disorder / examination of the literature highlights the broadened understanding of schizophrenic disorder generated by these more narrowly focused inquiries (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Life Experiences
  • *Schizophrenia
  • *Stress
  • Coping Behavior
  • Family Relations

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Authors

  • David Lukoff

  • Karen Snyder

  • Joseph Ventura

  • Keith H Neuchterlein

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