Is there an association between NPY and neuroticism?
Psychiatric genetics has been hampered by the fact that initially exciting findings from underpowered studies are so often not replicated in larger, more powerful, data sets. Here we show that the claims of Zhou et al. that neuropeptide Y (NPY) diplotype-predicted expression is correlated with trait anxiety (neuroticism) is not replicated in a data set consisting of phenotypically extreme individuals drawn from a large (n = 88,142) non-clinical population. We found no association between NPY ...Expand abstract
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