Behavioral disinhibition: liability for externalizing spectrum disorders and its genetic and environmental relation to response inhibition across adolescence.

  title={Behavioral disinhibition: liability for externalizing spectrum disorders and its genetic and environmental relation to response inhibition across adolescence.},
  author={Susan E. Young and Naomi P. Friedman and Akira Miyake and Erik G. Willcutt and Robin P. Corley and Brett C. Haberstick and John K Hewitt},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={118 1},
Behavioral disinhibition has been characterized as a generalized vulnerability to externalizing disorders. Despite increasing evidence for its validity and heritability, the structural stability of behavioral disinhibition across adolescence and the strength and etiology of its relation to executive functions have not been studied. In this multivariate twin study, the authors assessed behavioral disinhibition using measures tapping substance use, conduct disorder, attention-deficit… 

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