Gene Discovered That May Play Role in Anxiety, Schizophrenia

Scientists have found a gene that is believed to be responsible for anxiety.

Medical experts suggest that anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and it can also be beneficial in certain situations. However, anxiety can also be excessive in some people who may find it difficult to control. Such excessive anxiety can also affect a person’s day to day life.

International researchers from the University of California, Irvine and University of Queensland and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney have reported that a gene called Gomafu may help to understand a brain’s response to stressful situations. The researchers found that Gomafu is dynamically synchronized in the brain of an adult.

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