Genetic analyses of emotionality

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1997 Apr;7(2):279-84. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(97)80017-7.


Quantitative genetic research on emotionality in animals and humans consistently points to genetic influence. Molecular genetic research is beginning to identify quantitative trait loci that are associated with the genetically related emotional domains of neuroticism, anxiety and depression.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anxiety / genetics*
  • Depressive Disorder / genetics*
  • Emotions / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Stress, Physiological / genetics*