n African Journal of Psychiatry - Expressed emotion among schizophrenic patients in Lagos, Nigeria - a pilot study : scientific letter

Volume 16, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



Follow-up treatment for patients with schizophrenia is to prevent relapse of their illness using not only pharmacological methods but also non-pharmacological approaches targeting such issues as expressed emotion. Expressed emotion (EE) can be described as an attitude displayed by family members or people in direct relationships with a patient that may have harmful effects and predict relapse. Of the five attributes of expressed emotion, critical comments, hostility and emotional over involvement have been shown to be most predictive of relapse. Expressed emotion can be rated as 'high' or 'low'.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error