Genetic implications in assortative mating of affective disorders

F. Negri, A. M. Melica, R. Zuliani, M. Gasperini, F. Macciardi, E. Smeraldi

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Psychiatric disorders in a sample of spouses of probands with recurrent Primary Affective Disorders (PAD) and in their first degree relatives were evaluated and compared with those in the spouses of control subjects without psychiatric illnesses. No differences were found in the risk for PAD, but spouses of PAD patients and their respective first degree relatives manifested a greater incidence of affective spectrum disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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