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Research Report Progressive vestibular mutation leads to elevated anxiety
 

Summary: Research Report
Progressive vestibular mutation leads to elevated anxiety
Shahar Shefera
, Carlos R. Gordonb
, Karen B. Avrahamc
, Matti Mintza,
a
Psychobiology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
b
Department of Neurology, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
c
Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T
Article history:
Accepted 19 December 2009
Available online 4 January 2010
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders, and are comorbid with
balance disorders in a significant proportion of these individuals. Presently, it is unclear
whether anxiety and balance disorders are causally related, and what direction this
causality may take. We argue that balance disorders may predispose an individual to

  

Source: Avraham, Karen - Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Tel Aviv University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine