Etiological and prevention views of clinicians with mentally ill relatives

H. P. Lefley

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In a survey of 84 experienced mental health professionals with family members suffering from long-term psychotic disorders, more than 70% ranked biogenetic variables as primary, regardless of familial relationship to the patient. Family interactions and parenting were minimized as etiological factors. Biochemical/genetic research, psychopharmacological research, and research on high-risk children were the highest ranked prevention priorities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology

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