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Stamatina Douki, John Koutelekos

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Pages: 221-232

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4486362


Introduction: Expressed Emotion (EE) is a widely used construct to understand the interaction of the patient's relationship with his family members.Aim: The aim of this study is to explored the importance of Expressed Emotion (ΕΕ) and its components and its contribution to the recurrence of patients with schizophrenia in various cultural contexts.Methodology: The methodology followed included searching for research data, which was collected through electronic databases PubMed, Google Scholar, Medline, ResearchGate.Results: High expressed emotion can lead to relapse in vulnerable individuals, even when they are on medication. The existing findings recommend that various components of expressed emotion must be seen in the cultural context and embedded in the normative data of the population before the concept can be considered in association with the pathogenesis of relapse.Conclusions: Cultural variation in the degree and type of expressed emotion has to be studied carefully and understood in order to apply the principles of expressed emotion and to establish family interventions, across different cultural groups and settings.

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