Paternal alcoholism predicts the occurrence but not the remission of alcoholic drinking: a 40-year follow-up.

@article{Knop2007PaternalAP,
  title={Paternal alcoholism predicts the occurrence but not the remission of alcoholic drinking: a 40-year follow-up.},
  author={Joachim Knop and Elizabeth C. Penick and Elizabeth J Nickel and Sarnoff A. Mednick and Per Jensen and Ann M Manzardo and William F Gabrielli},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={386-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the effects of father's alcoholism on the development and remission from alcoholic drinking by age 40. METHOD Subjects were selected from a Danish birth cohort that included 223 sons of alcoholic fathers (high risk; HR) and 106 matched controls (low risk; LR). Clinical examinations were performed at age 40 (n = 202) by a psychiatrist using structured interviews and DSM-III-R diagnostic criteria. RESULTS HR subjects were significantly more likely than LR subjects to develop… CONTINUE READING