Genetics Of Fear: Specific Genetic Variations Contribute To Anxiety Disorders, Karolinska Institute And University of Greifswald Study Suggests  
3/11/2009 8:04:27 AM

ScienceDaily (Mar. 11, 2009) — Polymorphisms are variations in genes which can result in changes in the way a particular gene functions and thus may be associated with susceptibility to common diseases. In a new study in Psychological Science, psychologist Tina B. Lonsdorf and her colleagues from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Greifswald in Germany examined the effect of specific polymorphisms on how fear is learned and how that fear is subsequently overcome.