Evidence for genetic influences common and specific to symptoms of generalized anxiety and panic.

@article{Scherrer2000EvidenceFG,
  title={Evidence for genetic influences common and specific to symptoms of generalized anxiety and panic.},
  author={Jeffrey F. Scherrer and William R. True and Hong Xian and Michael J Lyons and Seth A. Eisen and Jack Michael Goldberg and Nancy C Lin and Ming T. Tsuang},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 1-3},
  pages={25-35}
}
BACKGROUND Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder (PD) often co-occur and have been shown to be heritable. Researchers have debated the validity of the distinction between GAD and PD. To test for distinction between disorders, we estimated the genetic and environmental contributions which were specific and common to GAD and PD in a cohort of male-male twin pairs. METHODS Data were obtained from a telephone interview performed in 1992 utilizing the Diagnostic Interview Schedule… CONTINUE READING

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