Gottesman et al. on Genetic Explanations

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1. Who was in Group 1?

  • Families from the general population which an unspecified medical history (general population)
  • Families where both parents had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
  • Families where neither parent had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
  • Families where one parent had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
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2. How does this relate to the nature/nurture debate?

  • Nature plays a part in schizophrenia, but is far from the only cause
  • Nature affects whether someone will get schizophrenia, nurture determines when
  • Nature is has by far the largest impact on someone getting schizophrenia
  • Nature has a very minimal impact on someone getting schizophrenia

3. Who was in Group 2?

  • Families where one parent had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
  • Families where neither parent had Schizophrenia/Bipolar
  • Families from the general population which an unspecified medical history (general population)
  • Families where both parents had Schizophrenia/Bipolar

4. Which of these was used to collect data regarding whether participants had a mental health disorder?

  • The Danish Hospitals Admissions Records
  • The Danish Psychiatric Register
  • The Danish Citizenship Register
  • The Danish Civil Registration System

5. What was the prevalence of mental health problems in children who had both parents with schizophrenia?

  • 58.9%
  • 44.2%
  • 67.5%
  • 37.7%

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