Indian Journal of Health Social Work
EXPRESSED EMOTIONS AS A CONTRIBUTORY FACTOR IN MENTAL HEALTH
Rizwan Ahmed1, Vikas2, C.P. Singh3
1,2 MSW, Student, Dept. of Social Work, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Social Work, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Correspondence: Rizwan Ahmed, e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Expressed emotions is the critical, hostile, and emotionally over-involved attitude that relatives have toward a family member with a disorder. High expressed emotion involves more criticism, hostility, and emotional over-involvement than low expressed emotion. Family members high in expressed emotion cause relapse in psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, alcoholism, children with learning disabilities, and bipolar disorder. Stress from negative criticism is an important cause of burden for the person having disorder and the only way to cope up is relapse.
Aim: To explore the expressed emotion as contributory factor in mental health.
Results and Conclusion: This study focus on the importance of expressed emotions as a contributory factor in mental health with need for addressing expressed emotion in comprehensive psychosocial intervention plan.
Keywords: expressed emotions, attitude & mental health.
ISSN: 2582-1393 (Online)