Gottesman et al. on Genetic Explanations

How many participants were used?
2.7 Million Danes
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Who was in Group 1?
Families where both parents had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
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Who was in Group 2?
Families where one parent had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
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Who was in Group 3?
Families where neither parent had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
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Who was in Group 4?
Families from the general population which an unspecified medical history (general population)
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What is a potential desired use of Gottesman's research?
Genetic Counselling
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What is was the prevalence of Schizophrenia in the general population?
1.12%
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What was the prevalence of Schizophrenia in the children where neither parent had it?
0.86%
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What was the prevalence of Schizophrenia in the children where both parents had it?
27.3%
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What was the prevalence of Schizophrenia in the children where one parent had it?
7%
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What was the prevalence of mental health problems in the general population?
14.1%
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What was the prevalence of mental health problems in children who had both parents with schizophrenia?
67.5%
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Which Diagnostic Manuals were used?
ICD-8 and ICD-10
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How does this relate the nature/nurture?
Nature plays a part in schizophrenia, but is far from the only cause
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