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Partners of people with schizophrenia & bipolar suffer psychological issues – Open Access Government

Almost half of the parents who have children together with a parent with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder suffer from psychological issues themselves

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A new study has found that almost half of the parents who have children with a partner who suffers from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder themselves meet the criteria for a mental disorder – by comparison, this is 18% for parents in the control group.
A total of 872 parents participated in the study, at the time, all of the parents had a seven-year-old child.
The results stem from The Danish High-Risk and Resilience Study, which is part of iPSYCH.
“In the Danish registers we used, each child only…

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