Accession Number:

AD0408326

Title:

SOCIOPATHS AND SCHIZOPHRENICS - A COMPARISON OF FAMILY INTERACTIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL CORPS WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Matched groups of sociopaths and schizophrenics were compared in a military psychiatric hospital. Striking differences in patterns of family interaction in the two groups were discovered. The parents of schizophrenics showed an intense involvement with their sons, characterized by pseudo-concern or pathological concern. The parents of sociopaths showed conspicuous disinterest, characterized by unconcern or rejection. The parents of schizophrenics wrote more, visited more, and traveled greater distances than did parents of sociopaths.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE