is an umbrella term which is used to describe an element or condition, which is present in a family which then accounts for a range of diseases, disorders or traits, which can have a range of effects on individual's.

FAMILIAL FACTOR: "There is a range of factors to consider when looking at diseases or conditions, familial factors refer to elements within a family which account for a condition."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FAMILIAL FACTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/familial-factor/ (accessed June 14, 2021).