Familial association of anxiety sensitivity and psychopathology.

  title={Familial association of anxiety sensitivity and psychopathology.},
  author={Allison J East and Mitchell E. Berman and Laura A Stoppelbein},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  volume={24 4},
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between parental (biological mother and father) and adult-offspring anxiety sensitivity (AS), and to determine whether parental AS is related to psychopathology in offspring. We obtained offspring (N=174) self-ratings of anxiety, mood, and stress symptoms, and assigned psychiatric diagnoses using a semistructured clinical interview. Biological mothers, fathers, and offspring independently completed a self-report measure of AS. We… CONTINUE READING