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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.147.5.479
An investigation was conducted in the Aberdeen area on wives of oil men working either off-shore or on-shore. No differences were found in measures of general health; but 'off-shore wives' were shown to experience mood and behavioural changes, linked to the pattern of swiftly recurring partings and reunions. While a majority of such wives appeared to tolerate or even thrive on their style of life, 10% had reactions sufficiently pronounced to deserve the label of Intermittent Husband Syndrome or 'caseness'. Many others would have benefited from more effective preventive and support services.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Clark, Prof David|
|Authors:||Morrice, J.K., Taylor, R.C., Clark, D., and McCann, K.|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|College/School:||College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Journal Name:||British Journal of Pharmacology|