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The nurse is participating in a study focusing on the genetics of depressive disorders. One of the intake questions the nurse asks volunteers is "Does anyone in your family have a major depressive disorder?" What is the best rationale for this question?

▸ Firsthand knowledge of the symptoms and behaviors may influence a subject's answers.

▸ Subjects with a family history of major depressive disorder are not eligible for genetic studies.

▸ Having a family member with major depressive disorder increases the subject's risk of developing the disorder.

▸ This is one of many standard questions asked in all psychological study intake forms.
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