Neurobiological mechanisms for impulsive-aggression: the role of MAOA.

  title={Neurobiological mechanisms for impulsive-aggression: the role of MAOA.},
  author={Hayley M Dorfman and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg and Joshua W. Buckholtz},
  journal={Current topics in behavioral neurosciences},
Aggression may be present across a large part of the spectrum of psychopathology, and underlies costly criminal antisocial behaviors. Human aggression is a complex and underspecified construct, confounding scientific discovery. Nevertheless, some biologically tractable subtypes are apparent, and one in particular-impulsive (reactive) aggression-appears to account for many facets of aggression-related dysfunction in psychiatric illness. Impulsive-aggression is significantly heritable, suggesting… CONTINUE READING