Familial psychiatric illness and posttraumatic stress disorder: findings from a family study of substance abuse and anxiety disorders.

@article{Dierker2001FamilialPI,
  title={Familial psychiatric illness and posttraumatic stress disorder: findings from a family study of substance abuse and anxiety disorders.},
  author={Lisa C. Dierker and Kathleen Ries Merikangas},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 9},
  pages={715-20}
}
BACKGROUND Aside from the possibility of a direct relationship between individual and familial posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is accumulating evidence that implicates a family history of psychiatric and substance use disorders as an important risk factor in the development of PTSD and associated symptoms. METHOD The familial risk of DSM-III-R PTSD was examined within a family study of clinical- and community-ascertained probands (N = 263) and their 1206 adult first-degree… CONTINUE READING