Monday, June 8, 2009

The Genetics of Insomnia in Children & Teens

A study (#0808) being presented later this morning as a poster examined the genetic heritability of insomnia in a sample of twins. Results show a moderate heritability in children between 8 and 16 years of age, with significant genetic effects shared between insomnia, depression and anxiety. This suggests that overlapping genetic mechanisms may underlie these three disorders and may help explain why insomnia is so common in people who have depression and anxiety.

You can
download the SLEEP 2009 abstract supplement as an 11 MB file in PDF format.

4 comments:

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