Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism genotype is associated with temperament, personality traits and illegal drugs use among adolescents

@article{Gerra2004SerotoninTP,
  title={Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism genotype is associated with temperament, personality traits and illegal drugs use among adolescents},
  author={Gilberto Gerra and Luciano Garofano and Luciano Castaldini and Francesco Rovetto and Amir Zaimovic and Gabriele Moi and Monica Bussandri and Barbara Branchi and Francesca Brambilla and Giorgio Friso and Claudio Donnini},
  journal={Journal of Neural Transmission},
  year={2004},
  volume={112},
  pages={1397-1410}
}
Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) genotype was previously found associated with substance use disorders, particularly in the subjects with comorbid antisocial behavior, and with temperament and personality traits at risk for substance abuse. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible association between 5-HTTLPR genotype and the availability to experiment illegal drugs among adolescents, in relationship with psychological characteristics. 216 caucasian high… CONTINUE READING

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