Panic syndromes in a population-based sample of male and female twins.

@article{Kendler2001PanicSI,
  title={Panic syndromes in a population-based sample of male and female twins.},
  author={Kenneth S. Kendler and Charles O. Gardner and Carol A Prescott},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={989-1000}
}
BACKGROUND The risk for panic disorder (PD) is substantially increased in relatives of probands with PD. Prior literature provides only limited information about the degree to which this increase is due to genetic factors or family environment. METHODS In personal interviews with both members of 3194 twin pairs, we assessed the lifetime history of lifetime panic attacks and PD. Twin resemblance was assessed by tetrachoric correlation and single and multiple threshold biometrical model fitting… CONTINUE READING