Origins of individual differences in anxiety proneness: a twin/adoption study of the anxiety-related scales from the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP).

@article{Gustavsson1996OriginsOI,
  title={Origins of individual differences in anxiety proneness: a twin/adoption study of the anxiety-related scales from the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP).},
  author={J. Petter Gustavsson and Nancy L Pedersen and Marie {\AA}sberg and Daisy Schalling},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={460-9}
}
The genetic and environmental origins of individual differences in scores on the anxiety-proneness scales from the Karolinska Scales of Personality were explored using a twin/adoption study design in a sample consisting of 15 monozygotic twin pairs reared apart, and 26 monozygotic and 29 dizygotic twin pairs reared together. The results showed that genetic factors accounted for individual differences in scores on the psychasthenia and somatic anxiety scales. The genetic determinants were not… CONTINUE READING

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