Environmental influences should not be ignored

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.57a (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:57
  1. Brian Martindale
  1. Consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy Parkside Clinic, London W11 1QG

    EDITOR,—D John Done and colleagues claim that there is no strong evidence from twin, family, and adoption studies of environmental factors having a role in schizophrenia.1 I am surprised that they are not aware of the many publications of Tienari and colleagues in Finland.2 3 Their nationwide studies evaluated the mental health of the families into which children whose biological parents had schizophrenia were adopted. …

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