TITLE

Early bereavement and schizophrenia

AUTHOR(S)
Granville-Grossman, K. L.
PUB. DATE
October 1966
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct66, Vol. 112 Issue 491, p1027
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the relationship of early bereavement and schizophrenia. Studies indicate that more schizophrenics have experienced death of a parent in childhood than have control populations. The investigation has shown that there is no age during childhood at which loss of a parent is particularly associated with the subsequent development of schizophrenia. Schizophrenics have also been compared with their non-schizophrenic sibs as regard their ages at the death of their parents, using a standardization procedure designed to eliminate any effect of size of sibship. No difference was found between schizophrenics and non-schizophrenics suggesting that bereavement of a parent is not of importance in the aetiology of schizophrenia.
ACCESSION #
24773881

 

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