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Anxiety disorders linked to gene abnormality

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:360
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    People with anxiety disorders such as panic attacks and agoraphobia may have a genetic mutation that makes them susceptible to these conditions, a Spanish study has found (Cell 2001;106:367-79).

    The research, led by geneticist Xavier Estivill of the Medical and Molecular Genetic Center and psychiatrist Antoni Bulbena of the Hospital del Mar, both in Barcelona, was based on an earlier observation of a clinical association between anxiety disorders and laxity of the joints, which involved …

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