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(p. 45) Contributions of Behavioral Genetics Research: Quantifying Genetic, Shared Environmental and Nonshared Environmental Influences 

(p. 45) Contributions of Behavioral Genetics Research: Quantifying Genetic, Shared Environmental and Nonshared Environmental Influences
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(p. 45) Contributions of Behavioral Genetics Research: Quantifying Genetic, Shared Environmental and Nonshared Environmental Influences
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Thalia C. Eley

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10.1093/med:psych/9780195123630.003.0003
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date: 10 December 2018

This chapter discusses behavioral genetics research into the etiology of anxiety. It outlines top-down and bottom-up family study designs, as well as twin, sibling, and adoption studies. The chapter also discusses research into anxiety phenotypes (fear and phobia symptoms, anxiety symptoms, anxiety and depression symptoms, separation anxiety disorder (SAD), and overanxious disorder (OAD), and draws conclusions about the genetic influence on anxiety in childhood.

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