Genetics of anxiety disorders: the complex road from DSM to DNA

  title={Genetics of anxiety disorders: the complex road from DSM to DNA},
  author={Jordan W. Smoller and Stefanie Russman Block and Mirella M. Young},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting one in four individuals over a lifetime. Although our understanding of the etiology of these disorders is incomplete, familial and genetic factors are established risk factors. However, identifying the specific casual genes has been difficult. Within the past several years, advances in molecular and statistical genetic methods have made the genetic dissection of complex disorders a feasible project. Here we provide an… 
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