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genogram

 [je´no-gram]
a family assessment tool consisting of a family tree diagram depicting family dispersals, losses, roles, and organizational patterns over three or more generations.
A family genogram of disease patterns. (A&W = alive and well) From Betz et al., 1994.

genogram

(jĕn′ō-grăm′, jē′nō-)
n.
A genealogical diagram that indicates the medical histories of the members of a given individual's family, usually over several generations.

genogram

Genetics
A chart intended to display in graphic form the complex psychological interactions that occur in a multigenerational family; genograms use some of the geneologic symbols used in creating pedigrees of patients with genetic diseases, and adds those that are germane to the cohort being studied.

Genogram

A family tree diagram that represents the names, birth order, sex, and relationships of the members of a family. Therapists use genograms to detect recurrent patterns in the family history and to help the members understand their problem(s).
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This visualization often takes the form of a genogram, a graphic representation that displays detailed data on relationships among individuals.
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It is necessary to achieve an overview of the family psychosocial genogram for a better understanding of psychiatric pathology in the context of family aggregation and consanguinity.
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The genogram can help couples talk about money in a nonthreatening way.
Patient's living situation, family composition, and genogram information (if available).
I guess I'd like to know in a genogram, what major medical problems there are in a family.
Thus the family genogram (d)(10) was built, which allowed a better understanding of the members' different routines.
A genogram is a visual graph of family members and their relationships over a certain number of generations.