Effects of child rearing by schizophrenic mothers: a follow-up.

Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.∗∗This research was conducted at the Psychological Institute, Kommunehospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, (Dr. Sarnoff A. Mednick, Director; Dr. Fini Schulsinger, Co-Director). The study was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH 20148).
Journal of Psychiatric Research (Impact Factor: 4.09). 02/1976; 13(1):1-9. DOI: 10.1016/0022-3956(76)90004-2
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ABSTRACT Two groups of offspring born to schizophrenic mothers, one group mother-reared, the other reared-apart, were evaluated for pathology 9 yr after an initial evaluation. The assessment techniques were: Current and Past Psychopathology Scales, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Vocabulary subtest, Kent-Rosanoff Word Association Test, Memory-For- Designs test, Embedded Figures Test, Titchener Circles Illusion, Felt Figure Technique, avoidance learning, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, an adjective check list. There was no evidence that rearing by a schizophrenic mother contributes to psychopathology.

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