Concordance of atopic and affective disorders

Suhayl Nasr*, Edward G. Altman, Herbert Y. Meltzer

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Abstract

The personal and family history of bronchial asthma and/or hay fever was obtained from a series of 82 psychiatric patients. We report a significantly higher incidence of atopic disorders in affective patients (16/48) than in schizophrenic patients (2/34) (chi-square = 8.754, P < 0.005). There was also a significantly higher incidence of atopic disorders among the first-degree relatives of patients with affective disorders (48/356) than among the first-degree relatives of patients with schizophrenia (10/182) (chi-square 8.501, P < 0.005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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