Mères schizophrènes : parcours de vie et trajectoires parentales au fil des âges de la vie
Confronted with the difficulties associated with parenthood, mothers with schizophrenia have had to deal with a complex course of psychiatric care as well as the many obstacles inherent to family life. Life is therefore not easy for these mothers, who remain to this day perceived as the primary pillars of the family. Their precarious situation is further fuelled by the statistical assumption that women are less severely affected by schizophrenia than men, since, on the one hand, they are often diagnosed later, and, on the other, because they are therefore viewed as much more stable than men with schizophrenia, both socially and financially. A study of the medical records of the Department of Psychiatry at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, however, paints a very different picture.