Family Stress among Persons with Neurotic Disorders
Introduction: Family stress is a common phenomenon in our present social system. Sometimes it has been managed by the family members through their own dynamic life style but failing to cope up with their stress often resulted into neurotic disorders.
Methodology: The present study is a descriptive, cross-sectional study. Using random sampling method 92 samples were taken out of the total 871 persons with neurotic disorders attained the outpatient department (OPD) of Psychiatric Centre, Jaipur, India in one year. The required information was gathered through an interview schedule design for study.
Result: On the analysis of the data, it was found that more than one-third respondents having the conflict of various degrees with spouse; near one-fourth of the sample had inter-personal conflict with parental family of spouse (in-laws); one-fifth had conflict with other persons with his/her sibling and finally one-eight has conflict with their own parents. The cause of conflict with their family members was mainly due to environmental and economic tension in the nature of inter-personal relationships which creates stress in the family relationship. The impact of stress on body function was sleep disturbances in thirty per cent cases.
Conclusion: In the present study sample most of them were having interpersonal conflict in the family. The basic cause of the conflict was found to be due to environmental and economic tensions which affected the body function in the forms of sleep disturbance in thirty per cent cases.
Keywords: Family stress, neurotic disorders
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