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Veteran study details genetic basis for anxiety, links anxiety and depression

A large genome-wide study of over 200,000 veterans reveals six genetic variants linked to anxiety. Some of the variants have previously been linked to risk factors for PTSD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. The findings provide the first convincing molecular explanation for the link between depression and anxiety.... Read More...
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High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism

Estrogens were significantly elevated in fetuses that later went on to develop autism. Higher levels of prenatal estrogens were more predictive of ASD than higher levels of prenatal androgens. The study supports a twenty-year-old theory that increased prenatal sex steroid hormones are a potential cause of autism spectrum disorder.... Read More...