Genetics of Psychogenic Diseases

  • Heinz Schepank


My topic “genetics of psychogenic diseases” seems to be contradictory; Psychogenic I call such diseases in which the psychosocial environmental influences play a considerable aetiopathogenetic part. Such are more precisely: the diseases according to ICD 300 to 307 (WHO, 8th rev.), i.e. psychoneuroses, personality disorders, sexual deviations, alcohol and drug dependence as well as various psychosomatic disorders.


Anorexia Nervosa Personality Disorder Twin Pair Monozygotic Twin Psychosomatic Disorder 
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  1. A. Heigl-Evers and H. Schepank: “Ursprünge seelische bedingter Krankheiten”. (1980/81) 2 Vol., Vandenheock and Ruprecht, Göttingen, ZürichGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Schepank
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  1. 1.Psychosomatische Klinik am Zentralinstitut für Seelische GesundheitMannheim 1Germany

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