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Misconceptions about gene-environment interactions in psychiatry

Zammit, Stanley, Owen, Michael John and Lewis, G. 2010. Misconceptions about gene-environment interactions in psychiatry. Evidence Based Mental Health 13 (3) , pp. 65-68. 10.1136/ebmh.13.3.65

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Abstract

Misunderstandings surrounding the study of gene-environment interactions are very common. Given the large increase in the number of studies examining interactions in recent years, this raises serious concerns about the value of time and resources spent in these endeavours. In this article we discuss why, despite frequent claims to the contrary, studies of gene-environment interactions are very unlikely to enhance our understanding of disease aetiology or prevention.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Medicine
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 1362-0347
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2018 22:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/80898

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