Relationship of schizotypal personality disorder to schizophrenia: genetics.

  title={Relationship of schizotypal personality disorder to schizophrenia: genetics.},
  author={Svenn Torgersen},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={11 4},
The adoptive, family, and twin studies show that schizotypal personality features are found among the relatives of schizophrenics. However, it has not been shown that there is a higher risk of schizophrenia among the relatives of schizotypals. An explanation may be that the current DSM-III criteria of schizotypal personality disorder do not adequately define schizotypals genetically related to schizophrenia. While some of the cases that meet DSM-III criteria are within the schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING
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