Genetic influences on impulsivity, risk taking, stress responsivity and vulnerability to drug abuse and addiction

  title={Genetic influences on impulsivity, risk taking, stress responsivity and vulnerability to drug abuse and addiction},
  author={Mary Jeanne Kreek and D. Nielsen and Eduardo R. Butelman and K. S. LaForge},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  • Mary Jeanne Kreek, D. Nielsen, +1 author K. S. LaForge
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Neuroscience
  • Genetic variation may partially underlie complex personality and physiological traits—such as impulsivity, risk taking and stress responsivity—as well as a substantial proportion of vulnerability to addictive diseases. Furthermore, personality and physiological traits themselves may differentially affect the various stages of addiction, defined chronologically as initiation of drug use, regular drug use, addiction/dependence and potentially relapse. Here we focus on recent approaches to the… CONTINUE READING
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