Aggressiveness, family history of alcoholism, and the heart rate response to alcohol intoxication.

@article{Assaad2003AggressivenessFH,
  title={Aggressiveness, family history of alcoholism, and the heart rate response to alcohol intoxication.},
  author={J M Assaad and Robert O. Pihl and Jean R S{\'e}guin and Daniel S. Nagin and F. Vitaro and Rene Carbonneau and Richard E. Tremblay},
  journal={Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={158-66}
}
Some sons of male alcoholics (SOMAs) are characterized by an increased heart rate (HR) response to alcohol intoxication, which is thought to reflect increased sensitivity to alcohol-induced reward. Such a response has also been related to increased physical aggression. However, the confounding effect of aggression in SOMAs may be obscuring the interpretation of these findings. The HR response to alcohol was therefore assessed in 4 groups: high/low aggressive SOMAs and high/low aggressive non… CONTINUE READING