Volume 11, Issue 4 (2-2006)                   IJPCP 2006, 11(4): 388-395 | Back to browse issues page

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Masoumi A, Shirazi E. Psychiatric Status in Offspring of Schizophrenic Parents:A Comparative Study. IJPCP. 2006; 11 (4) :388-395
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-43-en.html
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Introduction: In view of the fact that psychiatric disorders of parents can affect the behavior of their offspring, this study was carried out to assess the emotional and behavioral status of 6-16 year old offspring of patients with schizophrenia.

Method: In an observational comparative study, using convenience sampling, the emotional and behavioral status of 100, 6-16 year old offspring from one hundred families with one schizo-phrenic parent, referred to psychiatric clinic of Iran and Hazrat Rasool Akram Hospitals, were compared with 100, 6-16 year old offspring of one hundred families with two healthy parents, referred to the dentistry clinic of the same centers. The comparison was carried out by means of the Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL) and the Child Global Assessment Scale (CGAS).

Results: There was significant difference in the mean scores of CBCL and CGAS between the two groups.

Conclusion: Schizophrenia in parents can affect the emotional and behavioral status in their off- spring.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/18

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