Psychopathology and family functioning in mothers with epilepsy

Thiels, C. and Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph. (1994) Psychopathology and family functioning in mothers with epilepsy. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 89 (1). pp. 29-34.

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In a prospective comparative study of children born to mothers with epilepsy and to healthy controls, maternal psychopathology, family functioning and the effects of maternal psychopathology and family functioning on child mental status were investigated. The instruments used were the Present State Examination (PSE), the Past History Schedule (PHS), a psychiatric interview for preschool children and a structured interview about family functioning. Interviewers were blind to the clinical status of the mother. The group of mothers with epilepsy differed from the control group only regarding a higher prevalence of minor psychopathology and in 1 of 4 areas of family functioning. There was no difference between mothers with epilepsy and the control group regarding major psychopathology, and almost no differences regarding family functioning. The effect of maternal psychopathology on child mental status was mediated by disturbed family functioning only in the epilepsy group.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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