Genetic, environmental and gender influences on attachment disorder behaviours.

  title={Genetic, environmental and gender influences on attachment disorder behaviours.},
  author={Helen Minnis and Joanne Reekie and David Z. Young and Tom G O'Connor and Angelica Ronald and Alison Gray and Robert Plomin},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Despite current interest in attachment disorder, there is concern about its discrimination from other disorders and an unproven assumption of an environmental aetiology. AIMS To test whether behaviours suggestive of attachment disorder are distinct from other childhood behavioural and emotional problems and are solely environmentally determined. METHOD In a community sample of 13,472 twins, we carried out factor analysis of questionnaire items encompassing behaviours indicative… CONTINUE READING
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