A Shared Genetic Propensity Underlies Experiences of Bullying Victimization in Late Childhood and Self-Rated Paranoid Thinking in Adolescence

@inproceedings{Shakoor2015ASG,
  title={A Shared Genetic Propensity Underlies Experiences of Bullying Victimization in Late Childhood and Self-Rated Paranoid Thinking in Adolescence},
  author={Sania Shakoor and Phillip McGuire and Alastair G Cardno and D. Freeman and Robert Plomin and Angelica Ronald},
  booktitle={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Bullying is a risk factor for developing psychotic experiences (PEs). Whether bullying is associated with particular PEs, and the extent to which genes and environments influence the association, are unknown. This study investigated which specific PEs in adolescence are associated with earlier bullying victimization and the genetic and environmental contributions underlying their association. METHOD Participants were 4826 twin pairs from a longitudinal community-based twin study in… CONTINUE READING
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