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Families of origin in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6707619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Family data were collected on 174 relatives of 10 severely obsessive-compulsive patients. No instances of obsessive-compulsive disorder were found, although 11.6 per cent of first degree relatives had been hospitalized for other psychiatric illness. These rather isolated families had cultures that emphasized cleanliness and perfection, but other family members did not develop rituals or obsessive rationales as the patient did. Typically, one or both parents in an unfulfilled marriage directed symbiotic needs toward the patient. Parents and offspring became trapped in an increasingly powerless struggle against symptoms that acted as a barrier to closeness, but that also prevented the patient from developing an autonomous existence. It was concluded that parental symbiotic needs combined with perfectionist family styles, possibly superimposed on a constitutional vulnerability to psychiatric disturbance, form a major contribution to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
C F Hoover; T R Insel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  172     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-02     Completed Date:  1984-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-15     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Interpersonal Relations
Mental Disorders / genetics,  psychology
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / genetics*,  psychology
Parent-Child Relations
Parents / psychology
Schizophrenia / genetics
Schizophrenic Psychology

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