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BRAGA, Nayara Gomes; FERNANDES, Nathália de Freitas Costa  e  ROCHA, Tiago Humberto Rodrigues. The family follow up of a psychotic person: subjective burdens from distress. Aletheia [online]. 2014, n.43-44, pp. 227-238. ISSN 1413-0394.

This paper aimed to know the history of mental health treatment from report of an user of the services and his family care, and also investigating the subjective effects on the psychotic's family caregiver. The study is based on qualitative and exploratory research. The information was verified though a semi-structured interview held with an user of a Psychosocial Care Center and his caregiver. The information collected were organized and analyzed by the technique of content analysis. The results showed that position of mother is exclusive caregiver, being so the impact on caregiver is subjective burdens affecting emotional, physical and inter-relational levels, due to the reason of difficulties on living with mental suffers. The suggestion would be a development of orientation programs through mental health services governmental to family caregivers as well to support crisis situations.

Palavras-chave : Caregivers; Subjective burden; Psychosis.

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