Heritability of functioning in families with schizophrenia in relation to neurocognition
Schizophrenia Research, 06/12/2012
Savage RM – Commonly assessed demographic and clinical indicators of functioning are heritable with a global rating of functioning being the most heritable. Measures of neurocognition had little impact on heritability of functioning overall. The family covariance for functioning, reflected in its heritability, supports the concept that interventions at the family level, such as evidenced–based family psychoeducation may be beneficial in schizophrenia.