Association between a serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) and personality disorder traits in a community sample.

@article{Blom2011AssociationBA,
  title={Association between a serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) and personality disorder traits in a community sample.},
  author={Rianne M Blom and Jack F. Samuels and Mark A. Riddle and O Joseph Bienvenu and Marco A Grados and Irving Michael Reti and William W. Eaton and Kung-Yee Liang and Gerald Nestadt},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={1153-9}
}
BACKGROUND The serotonin transporter (SERT) polymorphism (5HTTLPR) has been reported to be associated with several psychiatric conditions. Specific personality disorders could be intermediate factors in the known relationship between 5HTTLPR and psychiatric disorders. This is the first study to test the association between this polymorphism and dimensions of all DSM-IV personality disorders in a community sample. METHODS 374 white participants were assessed by clinical psychologists using the… CONTINUE READING
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