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Relational problems and psychiatric symptoms in couple therapy

Lundblad, Ann-Marie and Hansson, Kjell LU (2005) In International Journal of Social Welfare 14(4). p.256-264
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Lundblad A-M, Hansson K. Relational problems and psychiatric symptoms in couple therapyInt J Soc Welfare 2005: 14: 256 -264 c Blackwell Publishing, 2005.This article describes couples attending family counselling in Sweden. The study group is compared with clinical groups and non-clinical groups. Self-rating instruments were com-pleted by 317 women and 312 men to evaluate the following: marital satisfaction (DAS), expressed emotion (QAFM), family climate (FC), psychiatric symptoms (SCL-90) and sense of coherence (SOC). This group had several problems: marital relationships, disrupted family functioning, dyadic interactions characterised by criticism and open arguments, and multiple psychological symptoms. The women were espe-cially... (More)
Lundblad A-M, Hansson K. Relational problems and psychiatric symptoms in couple therapyInt J Soc Welfare 2005: 14: 256 -264 c Blackwell Publishing, 2005.This article describes couples attending family counselling in Sweden. The study group is compared with clinical groups and non-clinical groups. Self-rating instruments were com-pleted by 317 women and 312 men to evaluate the following: marital satisfaction (DAS), expressed emotion (QAFM), family climate (FC), psychiatric symptoms (SCL-90) and sense of coherence (SOC). This group had several problems: marital relationships, disrupted family functioning, dyadic interactions characterised by criticism and open arguments, and multiple psychological symptoms. The women were espe-cially discontent in the relationship, and they exhibited higher symptom strain and lower sense of coherence than the men did. Compared with non-clinical populations, this group was severely distressed and was similar to in-patient families in child psychiatric clinics. The low sense of coherence of the individuals in the group under study means that their sense of having a meaningful life and their ability to comprehend and manage problems were severely compromised. Adequate and comprehensive treatment within the framework of social pro-grammes should be made available to these couples and others in a similar situation. (Less)
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expressed emotion, psychiatric symptoms, distress, marital satisfaction, couple therapy
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10.1111/j.1369-6866.2005.00368.x
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  author       = {Lundblad, Ann-Marie and Hansson, Kjell},
  issn         = {1369-6866},
  keyword      = {expressed emotion,psychiatric symptoms,distress,marital satisfaction,couple therapy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {256--264},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {International Journal of Social Welfare},
  title        = {Relational problems and psychiatric symptoms in couple therapy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1369-6866.2005.00368.x},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2005},
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