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Familial rates of affective illness in Sardinia with special reference to schizoaffective disorder

  • Alberto Bocchetta
  • Fortunato Bernardi
  • Luisanna Garau
  • Massimo Migoni
  • Sandra Mulas
  • Mariangela Pedditzi
  • Maria Del Zompo
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Summary

Familial rates of psychiatric disorders were studied in southern Sardinia and showed an increase in relatives of probands with the following research diagnostic criteria (RDC) diagnoses: normal, unipolar depression, schizoaffective depressive, schizoaffective bipolar, bipolar with mania and bipolar with hypomania. A significantly higher risk for bipolar schizoaffective disorder was observed in relatives of bipolar schizoaffectives compared with relatives of normal probands.

Key words

Affective disorders Schizoaffective disorders Bipolar Unipolar Familial rates 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Bocchetta
    • 1
  • Fortunato Bernardi
    • 1
  • Luisanna Garau
    • 1
  • Massimo Migoni
    • 1
  • Sandra Mulas
    • 1
  • Mariangela Pedditzi
    • 1
  • Maria Del Zompo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosciences “B.B.Brodie”University of CagliariCagliariItaly

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