‘Anxiety in the family: a genetically informed analysis of transactional associations between mother, father and child anxiety symptoms’

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‘Anxiety in the family: a genetically informed analysis of transactional associations between mother, father and child anxiety symptoms’. Video abstract from Yasmin Ahmadzadeh summarising her paper published in the JCPP 20 May 2019

Open access: doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13068

Background

Anxiety in parents is associated with anxiety in offspring, although little is known about the mechanisms underpinning these intergenerational associations. We conducted the first genetically sensitive study to simultaneously examine the effects of mother, father and child anxiety symptoms on each other over time.

Full authors: Yasmin I. Ahmadzadeh, Thalia C. Eley, Leslie D. Leve, Daniel S. Shaw, Misaki N. Natsuaki, David Reiss, Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Tom A. McAdams

Yasmin Ahmadzadeh

I joined King’s College London as a Research Assistant in 2015, helping to set up and run the Children of the Twins Early Development Study (CoTEDS). I started a part-time PhD in 2016, supervised by Dr Tom McAdams and Prof Thalia Eley, alongside my role on CoTEDS. My PhD is focussed on investigating associations between parent internalising and offspring behavioural and emotional outcomes, using genetically sensitive research designs. I have an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience with Industrial Experience from the University of Manchester. (Bio via King’s College London)

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