Parental representation in patients with major depression, anxiety disorder and mixed conditions
Authors: Alnæs, R.; Torgersen, S.
Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Volume 81, Number 6, 1 June 1990 , pp. 518-522(5)
Abstract:Differences in parental bonding between patients with pure major depression, mixed anxiety‐depression and pure anxiety disorders were investigated in 272 consecutive outpatients. A low parental care score seemed to be the best discriminating variable between the mixed group and the 3 other groups. This study supports previous family and twin studies as well as clinical studies emphasizing the mixed group as a special disorder group, possibly with a different etiology. The role of the father in child development seems to be particularly important.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Vinderen, Oslo, Norway
Publication date: 1990-06-01