Childhood Adversities Are Associated with Shorter Telomere Length at Adult Age both in Individuals with an Anxiety Disorder and Controls

@inproceedings{Kananen2010ChildhoodAA,
  title={Childhood Adversities Are Associated with Shorter Telomere Length at Adult Age both in Individuals with an Anxiety Disorder and Controls},
  author={Laura Kananen and Ida Surakka and Sami P. Pirkola and Jaana Suvisaari and Jouko L{\"o}nnqvist and L. Peltonen and Samuli Ripatti and Iiris Hovatta},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
Accelerated leukocyte telomere shortening has been previously associated to self-perceived stress and psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and mood disorders. We set out to investigate whether telomere length is affected in patients with anxiety disorders in which stress is a known risk factor. We also studied the effects of childhood and recent psychological distress on telomere length. We utilized samples from the nationally representative population-based Health 2000 Survey that… CONTINUE READING

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