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Article
October 1965

The Father of the Schizophrenic: The Function of a Peripheral Role

Author Affiliations

PRINCETON, NJ
From the New Jersey Bureau of Research in Neurology and Psychiatry.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;13(4):336-345. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730040046008
Abstract

Daughter: You can't speak for all mothers, mother, because you really don't...

Mother: No I can't speak for all mothers but...

Father: But wouldn't you think that a mother has the welfare of the child ...

Daughter: Excuse me, you butted in while I was speaking.

Father: Oh. It's supposed to be a three-way discussion.

Father: Why should the daughter . . .

Mother: (Talking at the same time) What did you want to say, Ann?

Daughter: I don't want to say something but . . .

Father: But what . . .

Daughter: You know what we said before about...

Father: I'm not speaking about you. I'm talking in general.

Daughter: I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about...

Mother: That you interfered while she was trying to say something.

Father: Well, I'm supposed to be in this discussion too.

Daughter: Of course you are.

Father: But you want to leave me out.

Mother: But I wonder

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