Does Schizophrenia have a substantial genetic component?

Straube, E.R. and Oades, R.D. and Lewontin, R.C. and Rose, S. and Kamin, L.J. and Lilienfeld, S.O. (1994) Does Schizophrenia have a substantial genetic component? [Book Chapter]

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Aims: A side by side comparison of two articles : - Genetic studies [ Is schizophrenia inherited ? ] E.R.Straube & R.D. Oades Schizophrenia: The clash of determinisms R.C. Lewontin, S. Rose, L.J. Kamin with an Introduction to the Controversy, Discussion, Questions to stimulate discussion and Suggestions for further reading from S.O. Lilienfeld Straube and Oades review the evidence from twin adoption studies of schizophrenia and conclude that schizophrenia is substantially influenced by genetic factors. Lewontin, Rose and Kamin find the evidence for the heritability of schizophrenia to be unconvincing and argue that greater attention should be focused on social and cultural factors in the genesis of schizophrenia.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:schizophrenia, genetics, twins, environment, culture, concordance, discordance, eugenics, genotype, penetrance, phenotype, polygenic inheritance, schizotypal personality disorder, zygosity, adoption,
Subjects:Psychology > Clinical Psychology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychiatry
Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:1373
Deposited By: OADES, Robert D.
Deposited On:16 Mar 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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