Have Any Genes For Any Of The Anxiety Disorders Been Discovered?

Dr. Srini Pillay answers the question: 'Any Genes For Anxiety Disorders Found?'

ByABC News
April 15, 2008, 5:10 PM

— -- Question: Have any genes for any of the anxiety disorders been discovered?

Answer: Thus far, we have no definitive genes that have been discovered for anxiety disorders. However, researchers are busy trying to locate the genes that might actually be relevant for anxiety disorders. The genes that are being sought out relate to the underlying neurochemistry with chemicals such as norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin being relevant targets.

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