An article published on Psych Central by Rick Nauery suggests that genes and environmental stress play a major role in panic disorder. The article explains how abnormalities of the gene “NTRK3” lead to malfunctions in memory development during traumatic events. Current medications are not designed to treat impairment in memory development. Findings such these are encouraging, as they may suggest new directions for treatments for panic disorder. To read this article in its entirety, click here.