An adoption study of somatoform disorders. III. Cross-fostering analysis and genetic relationship to alcoholism and criminality.

@article{Bohman1984AnAS,
  title={An adoption study of somatoform disorders. III. Cross-fostering analysis and genetic relationship to alcoholism and criminality.},
  author={Michael Bohman and C. Robert Cloninger and A-L von Knorring and Soren Sigvardsson},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1984},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={872-8}
}
The genetic and environmental antecedents of two clinically distinct somatoform disorders were compared in 859 Swedish women adopted at an early age by nonrelatives. The characteristics of both the biological and adoptive parents of high-frequency "somatizers" were different from those of diversiform somatizers. The risk of diversiform somatization was increased in the adopted-away daughters of men treated for male-limited (type 2) alcoholism, but not in daughters of milieu-limited (type 1… CONTINUE READING