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Koutra, K., Triliva, S., Roumeliotaki, T., Stefanakis, Z., Basta, M., Lionis, C. and Vgontzas, A.N. (2014) Family Functioning in Families of First-Episode Psychosis Patients as Compared to Chronic Mentally Ill Patients and Healthy Control. Psychiatry Research, pii: S0165-1781(14)00548-4.

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  • TITLE: Evaluation of Family Dysfunction in Patients with Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder

    AUTHORS: Peyman Hashemian, Mohammad Edris Sedaghati

    KEYWORDS: Family Functioning, Schizophrenia, Bipolar I Disorder

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, Vol.4 No.2, February 16, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder are very common disorders in hospitalized patients. Considering that family problems are one of the factors in the appearance and persistence of schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, in this study, we decided to investigate and compare the family functioning between these two groups of patients. Methods: The sample consisted of 50 patients with schizophrenia and 50 patients with bipolar I disorder. The third group was the control group which consisted of 50 normal different professions such as teachers, workers, housekeepers and others. Then the Family Functioning Scale (FAD-I) was used and the final results of the three groups were compared by SPSS V21 software. Results: In the schizophrenia group, 88.9% percent of patients had family functioning scores less than 109.81 which showed that they had severe family dysfunction but in the bipolar I disorder group, 11.1% and all participants in the control group, had scores higher than 109.81.Conclusion: Family dysfunction was seen in schizophrenic patients rather than in the other two groups.