Genetik und Epigenetik von Angsterkrankungen


Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders. The etiology
is complex involving genetic and environmental factors. The first
genome-wide association studies so far implicate a number of genetic
loci, genome-wide epigenetic and therapy response related genetic
studies are emerging. Genetic studies of anxiety disorders – as the
most recent Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) group of disorders
– are at the threshold of providing findings comparable to other
mental disorders.