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Philip W. Lavori

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  • PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDER IN ADOLESCENT OFFSPRING OF PARENTS WITH AFFECTIVE-DISORDER IN A NON-REFERRED SAMPLE JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS Beardslee, W. R., Keller, M. B., Lavori, P. W., KLERMAN, G. K., Dorer, D. J., SAMUELSON, H. 1988; 15 (3): 313-322

    Abstract:

    The relationship between parental psychopathology and psychiatric disturbance in 153 offspring aged 6-19 was assessed in 81 families randomly selected from a prepaid health plan. Offspring of parents with a history of affective disorders and of parents with non-affective psychiatric disorders had higher rates of psychiatric diagnoses and poorer adaptive functioning than children of parents who had never experienced a psychiatric illness. Offspring whose parents had affective disorder had a rate of affective disorder of 30% compared to a rate of 2% in the rest of the sample. This relationship between parental affective disorder and poor child outcome was observed when the separated and divorced families were removed from the analyses.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1988Q973300011

    View details for PubMedID 2975303

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