Genetics Evaluation

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    • Concordance rates are never 100%
      • make sit unreliable
    • Andrew et al- mood disorders are genetically transmitted but not sure what's being transmitted
    • Twin studies have small samples
      • so unreliable
    • Researcher bias
    • Sullivan et al- majority of adoption studies have methodological issues
      • e.g. indirect methods and small samples
      • difficult to draw conclusion from
    • twin studies Ignores shared environment
    • twin/adoption studies ignore social class and psychosocial factors
    • Lead to genetic mapping, which is unethical
    • Overall, it appears that the diathesis-stress model


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