Inheritance and Genetics of Social phobia


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About inheritance and genetics: Inheritance of Social phobia refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.

Inheritance of Social phobia: Animal studies are adding to the evidence that suggests social phobia can be inherited.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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