Assortative mating and affective disorders

F. Negri, A. M. Melica, R. Zuliani, E. Smeraldi

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Seventy-two spouses of subjects with recurrent primary affective disorders (PAD), were investigated for the presence of psychiatric disorders in their lives and in those of their first degree relatives, and compared with 71 spouses of non-psychiatrically ill control subjects. No diiference was found in the risk for PAD; on the other hand spouses of affective patients manifested a greater occurrence of psychiatric disorders belonging to the affective spectrum, as did their respective first-degree relatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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    Negri, F., Melica, A. M., Zuliani, R., & Smeraldi, E. (1979). Assortative mating and affective disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 1(4), 247-253.