Anxiety disorders and accelerated cellular ageing.

  title={Anxiety disorders and accelerated cellular ageing.},
  author={Josine E. Verhoeven and D{\'o}ra R{\'e}v{\'e}sz and Patricia van Oppen and Elissa S Epel and Owen M. Wolkowitz and Brenda W J H Penninx},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={206 5},
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders increase the risk of onset of several ageing-related somatic conditions, which might be the consequence of accelerated cellular ageing. AIMS To examine the association between anxiety status and leukocyte telomere length (LTL) as an indicator of cellular ageing. METHOD Data are from individuals with current (n = 1283) and remitted (n = 459) anxiety disorder, and controls (n = 582) with no psychiatric disorder from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety… CONTINUE READING
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