Adult Romantic Attachment, Negative Emotionality, and Depressive Symptoms in Middle Aged Men: A Multivariate Genetic Analysis

@inproceedings{Franz2011AdultRA,
  title={Adult Romantic Attachment, Negative Emotionality, and Depressive Symptoms in Middle Aged Men: A Multivariate Genetic Analysis},
  author={Carol E. Franz and Timothy P. York and Lindon J. Eaves and Elizabeth Prom-Wormley and Kristen C. Jacobson and Michael J Lyons and Michael D. Grant and Hong Xian and Matthew S. Panizzon and Erica Antunes Jimenez and William S. Kremen},
  booktitle={Behavior genetics},
  year={2011}
}
Adult romantic attachment styles reflect ways of relating in close relationships and are associated with depression and negative emotionality. We estimated the extent to which dimensions of romantic attachment and negative emotionality share genetic or environmental risk factors in 1,237 middle-aged men in the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA). A common genetic factor largely explained the covariance between attachment-related anxiety, attachment-related avoidance, depressive symptoms… CONTINUE READING

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