A family history study of schizophrenia-related personality disorders

K. S. Kendler, C. C. Masterson, R. Ungaro, K. L. Davis

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This study examined whether the family history method can be used to detect cases of schizophrenia-related personality disorders in the families of schizophrenic patients. After proposing specific family history criteria for this diagnosis, the authors applied these criteria in a blind family history study and found that schizophrenia-related personality disorders were significantly more common in the first-degree relatives of schizophrenic patients than in the relatives of medically ill controls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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