Investigating the genetic and environmental bases of biases in threat recognition and avoidance in children with anxiety problems.
BACKGROUND: Adults with anxiety show biased categorization and avoidance of threats. Such biases may emerge through complex interplay between genetics and environments, occurring early in life. Research on threat biases in children has focuses on a restricted range of biases, with insufficient focus on genetic and environmental origins. Here, we explore differences between children with and without anxiety problems in under-studied areas of threat bias. We focused both on associations with an...Expand abstract
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