The familial/sporadic distinction as a strategy in schizophrenia research.
SW Lewis, AM Reveley, MA Reveley, B Chitkara, RM Murray
Br J Psychiatry | Published : 1987
The rationale and limitations of discriminating between cases of schizophrenia with and without a family history are reviewed. It is concluded from the evidence available that, by identifying subgroups of greater aetiological homogeneity, the strategy can be a useful starting point for research into likely causes.