Familial Factors in Depressive Disorders: Children at Risk
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.
KeywordsAffective Disorder Panic Disorder Plenary Session Phobic Disorder Depressed Woman
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