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Evidence for genetic inheritance of primary affective disorder in adoptees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  637144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Offspring of psychiatrically disturbed and normal biologic parents, adopted away at birth, were followed up as adults. The psychiatric status of the adoptees was determined by adoptive parent and adoptee interviews. The incidence of depression was significantly higher in the affective-parented adoptees (3 depressed of 8 adoptees) than in the remaining adoptees whose biologic parents had other psychiatric conditions or were apparently psychiatrically well (8 depressed of 118). The results suggest a genetic factor in affective disorders.
Authors:
R J Cadoret
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1978 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-17     Completed Date:  1978-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adoption*
Adult
Age Factors
Bipolar Disorder / genetics*
Depression / genetics*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male

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