Candidate-Gene Approach in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After Urban Violence: Association Analysis of the Genes Encoding Serotonin Transporter, Dopamine Transporter, and BDNF

@article{Valente2011CandidateGeneAI,
  title={Candidate-Gene Approach in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After Urban Violence: Association Analysis of the Genes Encoding Serotonin Transporter, Dopamine Transporter, and BDNF},
  author={Nina Le{\~a}o Marques Valente and Homero Vallada and Quirino Cordeiro and Karen Miguita and Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan and S{\'e}rgio Baxter Andreoli and Jair de Jesus Mari and Marcelo Feij{\'o} de Mello},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={59-67}
}
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent, disabling anxiety disorder marked by behavioral and physiologic alterations which commonly follows a chronic course. Exposure to a traumatic event constitutes a necessary, but not sufficient, factor. There is evidence from twin studies supporting a significant genetic predisposition to PTSD. However, the precise genetic loci still remain unclear. The objective of the present study was to identify, in a case–control study, whether the brain… CONTINUE READING
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