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detailed family trees used in medicine and social work; pictorial display of a person's family relationships and medical history, visualizes hereditary patterns and psychological factors that punctuate relationships

A genogram is a family tree with medical details, such as whether the person is male or female, and whether brothers and sisters are twins. Genograms help medics understand a person better.

Family relationshipsEdit

One of the advantages of a genogram is the ability to use colour-coded lines to define different types of relationships such as family relationships, emotional relationships and social relationships.[1] Within family relationships, you can illustrate if a couple is married, divorced, common-law, engaged, etc.


  1. A Hartman (1995). Diagrammatic assessment of family relationships. Families in Society. Missing or empty |title= (help)