Direct Genetic Relationship

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Biological refers to the examination of connected direct genetic relationship. In this paper the connected direct genetic relationship that will be examined is the parent and child. There is a genetic predisposition for mental illness, this means that if a person has a mental illness it is likely their offspring will have that mental illness too. According to Brown University “61 percent of children whose parents had major depressive disorders will develop a psychiatric disorder during childhood or adolescence, and are four times more likely to develop an affective disorder than children with non-ill parents” (2002). This statistic is alarming because over half of the children will develop a disorder that will impact their mental health within
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