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BACKGROUND Hyperthymic Temperament (HYT) and a closely related trait, Hypomanic Personality (HYP), have both been related to bipolar affective disorder (BAD). Intensity dependence of auditory evoked potentials (IAEP) is a suggested inverse indicator of serotonergic neurotransmission and has been found to be elevated in BAD. Therefore the present study(More)
BACKGROUND Subtle and inconsistent differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity have been reported for patients with panic disorder. While these patients show little or no alterations in basal ACTH and cortisol levels, it has been hypothesized that HPA hyperresponsivity was a trait in panic patients when exposed to novel and(More)
OBJECTIVE Intensity dependence of auditory-evoked potentials (IAEP) is a suggested indicator of serotonergic neurotransmission. In contrast to its clinical renaissance, the reliability of IAEP has only been examined in a few studies, most of which are limited due to the possibly confounding effects of age and gender. Therefore, the present study examines(More)
BACKGROUND Accessing information that defines personally familiar context in real-world situations is essential for the social interactions and the independent functioning of an individual. Personal familiarity is associated with the availability of semantic and episodic information as well as the emotional meaningfulness surrounding a stimulus. These(More)
Intensity dependence of auditory-evoked potentials (IAEP) has been suggested as an indicator of central serotonergic neurotransmission. Two recent studies investigated a possible association of IAEP with a functional polymorphism in the transcriptional control region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) that has a short (s) and a long (l) variant.(More)
BACKGROUND Ethnic diversity in schools increases due to globalization. Thus, the children's social-emotional competence development must be considered in the context of a multi-ethnic classroom. METHODS In this study, the social-emotional competence of 65 Asian-American and Latin-American children was observed at the beginning and the end of their(More)
Transcription factor AP-2beta may influence brain monoaminergic systems by regulating target genes. Several monoaminergic genes, including the serotonin transporter gene, have AP-2beta binding sites. Late auditory-evoked potentials (P1, N1/P2) and impulsiveness-related personality traits are correlated, and both are modulated by monoaminergic(More)
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