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Relationship between symptoms and family relationships in Veterans with serious mental illness

Morgan Haselden, BA, et al.

Veterans with serious mental illnesses (SMI) can benefit from family support; families can also be a source of stress. This study asked how different types of mental health symptoms correlate with how well Veterans report getting along with their families. Among 226 Veterans with SMI, those with more depression reported greater family distress and conflict and poorer family communication and problem solving. Psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or having unusual thoughts did not uniquely contribute to the Veterans' perceptions of family. Depression may be especially important in understanding family relationships and requires that clinicians, Veterans, and families anticipate its effect.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.08.0158

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 743 — 752


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Haselden M, Piscitelli S, Drapalski A, Medoff D, Glynn SM, Cohen AN, Dixon LB. Relationship between symptoms and family relationships in Veterans with serious mental illness. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):743–52.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.08.0158
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