Heredity-Environment in Schizophrenia
Is there a real profit of learning about the genetic liability for schizophrenia? The answer is, to some extent, YES. The knowledge about the strength of the liability, and of the mode of genetic transmission justifies the search for the biological mechanisms being active in this genetic transmission — be they metabolic or neurophysiological. In addition, the knowledge of a genetic liability makes it possible to compose a group of subjects for research in which a higher outcome of schizophrenia than the average one percent can be expected — in other words: a high risk group.
KeywordsVentricular Size Genetic Transmission Soft Neurological Sign Genetic Liability Birth Complication
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