Environmental Factors in Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior: Evidence from Discordant and Concordant Monozygotic Twins

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Cath, Danielle C.; van Grootheest, Daniel S.; Willemsen, Gonneke; van Oppen, Patricia; Boomsma, Dorret I.;
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Journal: Behavior Genetics,volume 38,issue 2,pages108-120 (issn: 0001-8244, eissn: 1573-3297)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10519-007-9185-9, pmc: PMC2257994
  • Subject: Obsessive-compulsive symptoms | Genetics(clinical) | Genetics | Environmental factors | Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics | Original Research | Monozygotic twins | Discordant | Concordant | Life-events

To investigate environmental factors that protect against or exacerbate obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms, we selected 25 monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs discordant, 17 MZ twin pairs concordant high and 34 MZ pairs concordant low on OC symptoms from a large longitudinal Du... View more
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