Genetics of pediatric anxiety disorders

Dara J Sakolsky, James T McCracken, Erika L Nurmi
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2012, 21 (3): 479-500
This article reviews the familiality, linkage, candidate gene, and genomewide association studies of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other anxiety disorders (ie, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and specific phobia). Studies involving children and adolescents are highlighted. Clinical and research implications are discussed.

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