Familial Factors in Depressive Disorders: Children at Risk

  • Myrna M. Weissman


The topics of the two plenary sessions for today are concerned with the sociological and with the genetic aspects of psychiatry. The study of familial factors as risk for a psychiatric disorder could be presented in either session. Family studies are useful precisely for their ability to bridge both genetic and environmental risk factors in disease.


Affective Disorder Panic Disorder Plenary Session Phobic Disorder Depressed Woman 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Myrna M. Weissman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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