A review and meta-analysis of the genetic epidemiology of anxiety disorders.

  title={A review and meta-analysis of the genetic epidemiology of anxiety disorders.},
  author={John M. Hettema and Michael C. Neale and Kenneth S. Kendler},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={158 10},
OBJECTIVE The authors conducted meta-analyses of data from family and twin studies of panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to explore the roles of genetic and environmental factors in their etiology. METHOD MEDLINE searches were performed to identify potential primary studies of these disorders. Data from studies that met inclusion criteria were incorporated into meta-analyses that estimated summary statistics of aggregate familial… 

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