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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SOUZA, Joseane de; CARVALHO, Ana Maria Pimenta  and  TEODORO, Maycoln Lêoni Martins. Wives of alcoholics: family relationships and mental health. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2012, vol.8, n.3, pp. 127-133. ISSN 1806-6976.

Wives of alcoholics have been identified in the literature as being more vulnerable to the development of some psychiatric disorders such as depression. The study aimed to describe: socio-demographic characteristics, relationship with her husband and son and family history of wives of alcoholics. Fourteen wives participated in the study. Data collection was conducted through two home visits using the following instruments: script identification, Beck Depression Inventory, semistructured interview about life history and family genogram. The results showed that the wives presented signs of depression, conflict in the marital relationship and closer relationship with the child.

Keywords : Mental Health; Women´s Health; Alcoholism; Psychology; Family Relations.

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