Panic attacks: A twin study

Giampaolo Perna, Daniela Caldirola, Cinzia Arancio, Laura Bellodi

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Abstract

The role of genetic factors in panic disorder (PD) and sporadic panic attacks (SPAs) was investigated. A total of 120 twins recruited from the general population were interviewed for the presence of anxiety disorders and SPAs. A significantly higher concordance among MZ than DZ twins was found for PD (73% vs. 0%) but not for SPAs (57% vs. 43%). These results confirm a significant role of genetic factors in PD but suggest that genetic factors might not be crucial for the development of SPAs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 1997

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Keywords

  • genetic
  • panic attacks
  • panic disorder
  • twins

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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Perna, G., Caldirola, D., Arancio, C., & Bellodi, L. (1997). Panic attacks: A twin study. Psychiatry Research, 66(1), 69-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1781(97)85177-3

Panic attacks : A twin study. / Perna, Giampaolo; Caldirola, Daniela; Arancio, Cinzia; Bellodi, Laura.

In: Psychiatry Research, Vol. 66, No. 1, 15.01.1997, p. 69-71.

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Perna, G, Caldirola, D, Arancio, C & Bellodi, L 1997, 'Panic attacks: A twin study', Psychiatry Research, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 69-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1781(97)85177-3
Perna G, Caldirola D, Arancio C, Bellodi L. Panic attacks: A twin study. Psychiatry Research. 1997 Jan 15;66(1):69-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1781(97)85177-3
Perna, Giampaolo ; Caldirola, Daniela ; Arancio, Cinzia ; Bellodi, Laura. / Panic attacks : A twin study. In: Psychiatry Research. 1997 ; Vol. 66, No. 1. pp. 69-71.
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