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Attentional threat avoidance and familial risk are independently associated with childhood anxiety disorders.

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BACKGROUND:  Twin studies in children reveal that familial aggregation of anxiety disorders is due to both genetic and environmental factors. Cognitive biases for threat information are considered a robust characteristic of childhood anxiety. However, little is known regarding the underlying aetiology of such biases and their role in anxiety disorders. METHOD:  A face version of the dot-probe task measuring attentional biases for negative (anger, fear, sad, disgust) and positive (happy) facia...

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10.1111/jcpp.12024

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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume:
54
Issue:
6
Pages:
678-685
Publication date:
2013-06-01
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EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
Source identifiers:
367026

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