The relationship between avoidant personality disorder and social phobia: a population-based twin study.

@article{ReichbornKjennerud2007TheRB,
  title={The relationship between avoidant personality disorder and social phobia: a population-based twin study.},
  author={T. Reichborn-Kjennerud and N. Czajkowski and S. Torgersen and M. Neale and R. {\O}rstavik and K. Tambs and K. Kendler},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={164 11},
  pages={
          1722-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the sources of comorbidity for social phobia and dimensional representations of avoidant personality disorder by estimating to what extent the two disorders are influenced by common genetic and shared or unique environmental factors versus the extent to which these factors are specific to each disorder. METHOD Young adult female-female twin pairs (N=1,427) from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health Twin Panel were assessed at personal… Expand
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