Genetic epidemiologic studies of affective disorders in childhood and adolescence

@article{Merikangas1993GeneticES,
  title={Genetic epidemiologic studies of affective disorders in childhood and adolescence},
  author={Kathleen R. Merikangas},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={1993},
  volume={243},
  pages={121-130}
}
SummaryThe application of the methods of genetic epidemiology appears to be one of the most promising avenues to unravel the complex mechanisms through which genes may exert their influence. The approaches of genetic epidemiology are particularly important for those diseases which are characterized by moderate degrees of heritability and lack of direct correspondence between the underlying vulnerability factors and the ultimate expression of the disease, as is the case for affective disorders… CONTINUE READING

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