Psychiatric morbidity in the first-degree relatives of schizophrenic patients.

@article{Varma1993PsychiatricMI,
  title={Psychiatric morbidity in the first-degree relatives of schizophrenic patients.},
  author={Shashjit L Varma and Indira Sharma},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1993},
  volume={162},
  pages={
          672-8
        }
}
First-degree relatives (FDRs) of 162 schizophrenic and 106 control probands were investigated [corrected]. Psychiatric morbidity was present in 34.8% of FDRs of schizophrenic probands and in 9.2% of FDRs of controls. There was significantly more psychiatric illness in the siblings and parents than in the offspring of both schizophrenic and control subjects. The morbidity risks for schizoid-schizotypal personality disorders, cannabis-use disorder and paranoid personality disorder were… CONTINUE READING