Disruptive behaviors and HPA-axis activity in young adolescent boys and girls from the general population.

@article{Sondeijker2007DisruptiveBA,
  title={Disruptive behaviors and HPA-axis activity in young adolescent boys and girls from the general population.},
  author={Frouke E P L Sondeijker and Robert F. Ferdinand and Albertine J Oldehinkel and Ren{\'e} Veenstra and Henning Tiemeier and J. Ormel and Frank C. Verhulst},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={570-8}
}
It is important to investigate associations between biological factors and disruptive behaviors in children and adolescents. Antisocial, aggressive, and criminal behaviors in adults often begin early in life. Disruptive behaviors are often thought to be associated with low activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Cortisol, the end-product of this axis, can be measured to investigate HPA-axis activity. Previous studies on this topic concerned clinical or high risk samples. The… CONTINUE READING
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