TITLE

A family study of two subgroups of schizoaffective patients

AUTHOR(S)
Maj, Mario; Maj, M
PUB. DATE
May 1989
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;May89, Vol. 154, p640
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
A family study was carried out in two groups of patients fulfilling RDC for schizoaffective disorder: in one, a full affective and a full schizophrenic syndrome were simultaneously present; in the other, affective and schizophrenic features appeared within a polymorphic and rapidly changing clinical picture, with depersonalization/derealization and/or confusion. In the first-degree relatives of patients of the former group, the risk of major psychiatric disorders was not significantly different from that of relatives of schizophrenics, whereas in the first-degree relatives of patients of the latter group a low risk for both schizophrenia and major affective disorders, and a relatively high risk for schizoaffective disorders, were observed.
ACCESSION #
24793113

 

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