Key Research Mental Health - Gottesman (2010)

Aims of Gottesman
To investigate in a large sample the probability of a child, with 2 parents with a psychiatric illness, being diagnosed with a mental disorder
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Sample of Gottesman
Population of Denmark alive in or born after 1968. 1,278,977 were studied with having more than 1 child
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Characteristics of Disorders (Gottesman)
Group A - 2 parents with schizophrenia, bipolar or depression. Group B - One parent with schizophrenia, bipolar or depression. Group C - neither parent admitted with a disorder. Group D - no restrictions or data on parental admission
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Results of Gottesman (Experiment 1)
Offsrpings are 31.7 times more likely to be admitted if both parents are diagnosed with schizophrenia. Offspring's are 3.9 times more likely to be admitted if one parent is diagnosed with schizophrenia
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Conclusions of Gottesman
Supported findings of link between parents and offspring's diagnosis. Helpful for those who are making decisions about marriage and children/future planning
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Population of Denmark alive in or born after 1968. 1,278,977 were studied with having more than 1 child

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Sample of Gottesman

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Group A - 2 parents with schizophrenia, bipolar or depression. Group B - One parent with schizophrenia, bipolar or depression. Group C - neither parent admitted with a disorder. Group D - no restrictions or data on parental admission

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Offsrpings are 31.7 times more likely to be admitted if both parents are diagnosed with schizophrenia. Offspring's are 3.9 times more likely to be admitted if one parent is diagnosed with schizophrenia

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Supported findings of link between parents and offspring's diagnosis. Helpful for those who are making decisions about marriage and children/future planning

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