Hysteria and parental psychiatric illness

C. Robert Cloninger, Samuel B. Guze

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    A two-generation study of 46 families of convicted women felons showed that the daughters of sociopathic fathers had a significantly higher prevalence of hysteria than did the daughters of other fathers. The differences were significant both for daughters with hysteria plus sociopathy and for daughters with hysteria without sociopathy. The association was independent of assortative mating between sociopathic men and women with hysteria or sociopathy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-31
    Number of pages5
    JournalPsychological medicine
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Feb 1975


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