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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 relationships

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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.


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  1. Hartman, Ann (October 1978). "Diagrammatic Assessment of Family Relationships". Social Casework. 59 (8): 465–476. doi:10.1177/104438947805900803. ISSN 0037-7678. S2CID 150246734.