Family and genetic studies of affective disorders

M. C. Blehar, M. M. Weissman, E. S. Gershon, R. M.A. Hirschfeld

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This article summarizes discussion, conclusions, and recommendations of participants in a National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored workshop dealing with major issues in family and genetic studies of affective disorders. Key up-to-date findings in the field are reviewed with emphasis on areas of agreement. Remaining controversies and problems are identified, and a set of overall conclusions and recommendations for future research activities in the field is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Blehar, M. C., Weissman, M. M., Gershon, E. S., & Hirschfeld, R. M. A. (1988). Family and genetic studies of affective disorders. Archives of general psychiatry, 45(3), 289-292.