Familial aggregation of psychiatric disorders in a community sample of adolescents.

@article{Bridge1997FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aggregation of psychiatric disorders in a community sample of adolescents.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Bridge and David A. Brent and Bruce A Johnson and Jennifer Connolly},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={628-36}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether specific psychiatric disorders and suicide attempts ascertained in a community sample of adolescents show evidence of familial aggregation. METHOD Fifty-eight adolescent probands recruited from the community and their relatives were assessed as to the presence of specific DSM-III Axis I disorders and suicide attempt, using a combination of family study and family history methodology. RESULTS In first-degree relatives, there was evidence for specific familial… CONTINUE READING
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