Perceived parental characteristics of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and panic disorder

William T. Merkel, C. Alec Pollard, Richard L. Wiener, Caryn R. Staebler

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Abstract

It has been hypothesized that parents of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder exhibit specific traits. 320 consecutive inpatient admissions who met criteria for OCD, depression, and panic disorder checked a list of adjectives to describe their parents. Patients with OCD were 1) less likely to perceive their mothers as disorganized than depressives, 2) more likely to perceive their mothers as overprotective than depressives and 3) less likely to perceive their fathers as demanding than patients with panic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1993

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Keywords

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • family
  • parents
  • traits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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