July 13, 2015

Anxiety is HEREDITARY: Brain scans reveal anxious parents are more likely to have nervous and depressed children.


Researchers studied 600 rhesus monkeys [with PET} from a multi-generational family.  They measured anxiety-related behavior with structural brain imaging.  Scans revealed a brain circuit linked with anxiety is inherited.  Monkeys, like humans, can be temperamentally anxious and pass their anxiety-related genes on to the next generation. {read more here}