The caregiver experience of family members of people with persistent psychosis and negative symptoms: An exploratory mixed method analysis of metacognition, caregiver attributions, emotional over-involvement and distress

Homes, Amy (2019) The caregiver experience of family members of people with persistent psychosis and negative symptoms: An exploratory mixed method analysis of metacognition, caregiver attributions, emotional over-involvement and distress. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Many relatives caring for someone experiencing psychosis, display high levels of psychological distress. This can result in poorer mental health for both the carer and patient. Negative symptoms have been shown to especially hamper recovery, although little is known about their development and maintenance. Jansen et al. (2014) found greater metacognitive ability in the caregiver can improve coping and reduce distress in caregivers of those with FEP. This study explores the relationship between caregiver experience and metacognitive ability in those with multi-episodic persistent psychosis, exploring if caregivers with greater metacognitive ability have reduced levels of distress and whether there are indicators that negative symptoms are developed and maintained in a relational context.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: psychosis, metacognition, caregivers, negative symptoms.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: McLeod, Professor H.
Date of Award: 2019
Depositing User: Dr A Homes
Unique ID: glathesis:2019-74258
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 08:42
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 08:45
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.74258
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74258

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