Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Fathers with psychosis

One in five men with chronic mental-health problems are fathers yet despite this no research has specifically investigated fathers with psychosis. A qualitative study of 10 fathers with psychosis being treated by community mental health services in West and North London looked at some of the ways psychosis affected fatherhood. The fear of one's children inheriting psychosis was a common concern among the group but they also identified positive aspects of fatherhood including: a sense of pride in the father role, a sense of purpose to one's life, a feeling of pleasure in the creation and development of life and the motivation to change for the better.

Evenson, Erik ... [et al] - The experience of fathers with psychosis Journal of Mental Health December 2008, 17(6), 629-642

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