What Is Old and What Is New in the Genetics of Endogenous Psychoses?

  • E. Zerbin-Rüdin


The genetic problem of psychiatric disorders is currently being tackled from many angles, with various methods, and in different populations. The endogenous psychoses are being approached by methods of molecular genetics as well as of Mendelian genetics and quantitative biometric genetics. Research strategies at the physiological, anatomical, biochemical, and molecular level supplement studies at the behavioral level. Reports are widely scattered and the results are not infriquently contradictory. What follows is a brief survey of some of the main lines of research and some of the principal results.


Anorexia Nervosa Color Blindness Linkage Marker Endogenous Depression Affective Psychosis 
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