First published in 1999, this volume explores whether people with psychiatric problems would have spouses with similar psychiatric problems started with a series of concordance studies. Marcus Y.L. Chiu begins with a four-chapter literature review examining mental illness among spouses of psychiatric patients, psychological and sociological perspectives, genetics and evolution and key ethical issues. Chiu’s study then proceeds to shed some light on a personality dimensions, marital satisfaction and how one can better adapt to the environment by creating a social milieu through marriage that is accepting, understanding, and less demanding.
1. Mental Illness among Spouses of Psychiatric Patients. 2. Psychological and Sociological Perspectives. 3. Genetics and Evolution. 4. Key Ethical Issues. 5. Methodology and Measurement. 6. Results. 7. Building a Social Model. 8. Discussion. 9. Conclusion.
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