COMT Val158Met genotype as a risk factor for problem behaviors in youth.

@article{Albaugh2010COMTVG,
  title={COMT Val158Met genotype as a risk factor for problem behaviors in youth.},
  author={Matthew D. Albaugh and Valerie S. Harder and Robert R. Althoff and David C Rettew and Erik A Ehli and T{\'i}mea Lengyel-Nelson and Gareth Edward Davies and Lynsay A Ayer and Julie Sulman and Catherine Stanger and James J. Hudziak},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={841-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the association between the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism and both aggressive behavior and attention problems in youth. We hypothesized that youth carrying a Met allele would have greater average aggressive behavior scores, and that youth exhibiting Val-homozygosity would have greater average attention problems scores. METHOD Complete data on maternally rated Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) measures of aggressive behavior (AGG) and attention… CONTINUE READING

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