Fathers with severe mental illness: characteristics and comparisons
Department of Psychiatry; Clinical and Population Health Research; Center for Mental Health Services Research
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Analysis of Variance; Attitude of Health Personnel; Chi-Square Distribution; Child of Impaired Parents; Cross-Sectional Studies; Family Characteristics; *Family Health; *Fathers; Female; Health Surveys; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; *Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Mothers; Needs Assessment; Parent-Child Relations; Parenting; Self-Help Groups; Social Perception
Among patients with severe mental illness attending a large, urban, outpatient mental health clinic, fathers are described and compared with nonfathers and with mothers on demographic, clinical, and child-related characteristics, and on resources and service needs. While fathers and nonfathers with mental illness differed significantly on most variables, fathers and mothers with mental illness were remarkably similar except on child-related characteristics. Issues regarding fathers' experiences and service needs are discussed.
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Citation: Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1999 Jan;69(1):134-41.
Nicholson, Joanne; Nason, Margaret W.; Calabresi, Anne O.; and Yando, Regina, "Fathers with severe mental illness: characteristics and comparisons" (1999). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 123.