Untangling genetic networks of panic, phobia, fear and anxiety

Genome Biol. 2003;4(8):224. doi: 10.1186/gb-2003-4-8-224. Epub 2003 Jul 28.


As is the case for normal individual variation in anxiety levels, the conditions panic disorder, agoraphobia and other phobias have a significant genetic basis. Recent reports have started to untangle the genetic relationships between predispositions to anxiety and anxiety disorders.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anxiety / genetics*
  • Anxiety Disorders / genetics*
  • Fear / physiology*
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease / genetics
  • Humans
  • Panic Disorder / genetics*
  • Phobic Disorders / genetics*