Heightened motor activity level in male offspring of substance abusing fathers.

@article{Moss1992HeightenedMA,
  title={Heightened motor activity level in male offspring of substance abusing fathers.},
  author={H. Moss and Thomas Blackson and Christopher S. Martin and Ralph E. Tarter},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1135-47}
}
Heightened activity level has been implicated in the liability for substance abuse, but no prior research has directly examined motor activity in a sample of prepubertal boys at high-risk for substance abuse. The magnitude of behavioral activity of 10-12 year-old sons of substance abusing fathers (SA +) (n = 42) and controls (SA -) (n = 60) was assessed using a microprocessor-based activity monitor during tasks that demanded significant concentration, effort, and constraint on motor activity… CONTINUE READING