Family patterns of psychopathology in psychiatric disorders

Ozdemir O., Boysan M., Ozdemir P., Coskun S., ÖZCAN H., Yilmaz E., ...More

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, vol.56, pp.161-174, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.09.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-174
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: Familial loading and crucial outcomes of family history of psychopathology in psychiatric disorders have long been recognized. There has been ample literature providing convincing evidence for the importance of family psychopathology in development of emotional disturbances in children as well as worse outcomes in the course of psychiatric disorders. More often, maternal psychopathology seems to have been an issue of interest rather than paternal psychopathology while effects of second-degree familiality have received almost no attention. In this study, we addressed the relations between affected first- and second-degree relatives of probands and categories of psychiatric disorders.