TITLE

MENTAL DISORDERS IN MARRIED COUPLES (ASSORTATIVE MATING)

AUTHOR(S)
Nielsen, Johannes; NIELSEN, J
PUB. DATE
September 1964
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Sep64, Vol. 110 Issue 468, p683
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the mental disorders in married couples within the framework of the Samso Project, a psychiatric demographic research project with an intensive psychiatric service in a geographically delimited area. Accordingly, the project is a study of the frequency of mental disorder in husbands and wives and of the relationship between onset, course and character of mental disorder in married couples, and it touches on the problem of assertive mating. One of the results of the investigation seemed to show that higher frequency of mental illness in the spouses of mental patients does not exist. Implications of the findings are discussed.
ACCESSION #
24773600

 

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