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Measure: Family History of Mental Illness   #660700  About

Definition: An interview to collect family psychiatric information of a person with a mental illness.

Purpose: This measure can be used to characterize the diagnoses in first- and second-degree biological relatives of a person with a major mental illness. Family history in close relatives allows an assessment of genetic susceptibility and may be seen as a psychosocial measure of family burden of illness.



Early psychosis, family history, relatives, pedigree, symptom checklist, extended family, bilineal, extender, pointer, depression, mania, alcohol/drug abuse, psychosis, paranoid/schizoid/schizotypal personality, schizophrenia, bipolar, Family Interview for Genetic Studies, FIGS, National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH

Measure Release Date: January 17, 2017

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