Families Coping with Mental Illness: Stories from the US and Japan

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Index

A
Abrupt onset of mental illness, perceptions of, 28–30
Acceptance of mental illness. See also Stigmatization of mental illness
as coping mechanism, 163–165, 175, 177–181
by family members, 61–65
in Japan, 7–12
in United States, 3–6, 61–65
Adjustment problems of mentally ill patients, parents’ perceptions of, 22–26
Adopted children, mental illness in, abandonment seen as factor, 125–129
Aging, schizophrenia and role of, 140–141
Al-Anon, as family support network, 163, 170, 187
Alternative techniques, families’ attraction to, 45–46
Altruism, as coping mechanism, 166–168
Anger of family members
during hospitalization of patient, 50–51
as response to mental illness, 40–43
siblings’ resentment of parents, 63–65
Antipsychiatry theory, 123–124
Antipsychotics, for schizophrenia, 59–65
Attention replacement, as coping strategy for family members, 158–159
Audio perception, in schizophrenia, 21–22
Autoimmune disease, schizophrenia linked to, 123
Avolition, in schizophrenia, 120–121

B
Behavioral patterns
enabling behaviors of parents, 103–110
protective behaviors of siblings, 98–110
separation of, from patients’ personalities, 141–143
as sign of illness, 26–28
Belief systems about mental illness. See also Cultural attitudes toward mental illness; Spirituality
daily impressions of family members and construction of, 116–121
as survival of mechanism, 196–200
Biological causes of mental illness, 123
Bipolar disorders, diagnosis of, 47–48
Birth complications, schizophrenia linked to, 123
Black, Claudia, 96
Borderline personality disorder
diagnosis of, 46–47
of marital partners, 73–75
Buddhism
rituals of, as coping strategy, 159
spiritual causes of mental illness linked to, 132–133, 150
survival skills rooted in, 197–200, 204–205

C
Caregivers
active/inactive roles, for spouses, 79–81
extended family members as, 94–95

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