Phenotypic and genetic structure of anxiety sensitivity in adolescence and early adulthood.

@article{Brown2012PhenotypicAG,
  title={Phenotypic and genetic structure of anxiety sensitivity in adolescence and early adulthood.},
  author={Hannah M. Brown and Maciej Trzaskowski and Helena M. S. Zavos and F. V. Rijsdijk and Alice M. Gregory and Thalia C Eley},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={680-8}
}
Anxiety sensitivity is a risk factor for emotional disorders. The structure of anxiety sensitivity was examined using phenotypic and genetic analyses. Self-reported anxiety sensitivity was measured at three time points from adolescence into young adulthood by 2651 individuals from the G1219 twin study. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed comparable statistical support for anxiety sensitivity models consisting of three or four dimensions across all time points. The three-factor model depicting… CONTINUE READING