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Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses
Very few genetic variants have been associated with depression and neuroticism, likely because of limitations on sample size in previous studies. Subjective well-being, a phenotype that isExpand
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Phenomenology of autobiographical memories: The Memory Experiences Questionnaire
The phenomenology of autobiographical memories varies on a number of dimensions: some memories are vivid and others dim; some are emotionally intense and others lack emotional content. The presentExpand
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Personality and obesity across the adult life span.
Personality traits contribute to health outcomes, in part through their association with major controllable risk factors, such as obesity. Body weight, in turn, reflects our behaviors and lifestyleExpand
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Perceived Weight Discrimination and Obesity
Weight discrimination is prevalent in American society. Although associated consistently with psychological and economic outcomes, less is known about whether weight discrimination is associated withExpand
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High neuroticism and low conscientiousness are associated with interleukin-6.
BACKGROUND High Neuroticism and low Conscientiousness are frequently implicated in health-risk behaviors, such as smoking and overeating, as well as health outcomes, including mortality. TheirExpand
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Facets of Personality Linked to Underweight and Overweight
Objective: Personality traits underlie maladaptive behaviors, and cognitive and emotional disturbances that contribute to major preventable causes of global disease burden. This study examinesExpand
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Personality and risk of Alzheimer's disease: New data and meta-analysis
We examine whether broad factors and specific facets of personality are associated with increased risk of incident Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a long‐run longitudinal study and a meta‐analysis ofExpand
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BDNF Val66Met is Associated with Introversion and Interacts with 5-HTTLPR to Influence Neuroticism
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates synaptic plasticity and neurotransmission, and has been linked to neuroticism, a major risk factor for psychiatric disorders. A recent genome-wideExpand
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The trajectory of depressive symptoms across the adult life span.
IMPORTANCE Long-term longitudinal studies are needed to delineate the trajectory of depressive symptoms across adulthood and to individuate factors that may contribute to increases in depressiveExpand
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The five factors of personality and regional cortical variability in the baltimore longitudinal study of aging
Although personality changes have been associated with brain lesions and atrophy caused by neurodegenerative diseases and aging, neuroanatomical correlates of personality in healthy individuals andExpand
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