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Invited Address

Contributions of Genotype X Environment Interaction Effects to Psychiatric Comorbidity: Insights from Alcohol Research
Andrew C. HeathWashington University in St. Louis
 
Saturday May 31, 2003; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Regency VI
Primary Subject:  Clinical  
 
Abstract:
New findings from twin-family studies suggest that interactions between offspring, genetic vulnerability, and high-risk environmental exposures associated with parental alcoholism, play an important role in determining the comorbidity of alcoholism with other psychiatric disorders. Such intergenerational precesses require greater attention in our conceptualization of psychiatric comorbidity.

Supported by grants from the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.