Childhood Maltreatment, Subsequent Antisocial Behavior, and the Role of Monoamine Oxidase A Genotype

  title={Childhood Maltreatment, Subsequent Antisocial Behavior, and the Role of Monoamine Oxidase A Genotype},
  author={D. Huizinga and B. Haberstick and A. Smolen and S. Menard and J. Hewitt},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • D. Huizinga, B. Haberstick, +2 authors J. Hewitt
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND A functional promoter polymorphism in monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) has been implicated as a moderating factor in the relationship between childhood maltreatment and later adolescent and adult antisocial behavior. Despite wide interest in this hypothesis, results remain mixed from the few attempts at replication. METHODS Regression-based analyses were conducted to test for a genotype-environment interaction using self-reported physical abuse and MAOA genotype to predict later… CONTINUE READING
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