Monkey Brain Scans Show How Anxiety Can be Inherited

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A new study of rhesus monkey families provides valuable insights on how the risk of behavioral illness may be passed from parents to children. In the monkey families, just as in their human cousins, anxious parents are more likely to have anxious offspring. Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and the Health Emotions Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison investigated the way in which an overactive brain circuit can be inherited from generation to generation. They discovered three brain areas express elevated activity that may set the stage for

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Published By: Psych Central – Friday, 10 July, 2015
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