Stress exposure and psychopathology alter methylation of the serotonin receptor 2A (HTR2A) gene in preschoolers.

Serotonin signaling pathways play a key role in brain development, stress reactivity, and mental health. Epigenetic alterations in the serotonin system may underlie the effect of early life stress on psychopathology. The current study examined methylation of the serotonin receptor 2A (HTR2A) gene in a sample of 228 children including 119 with child welfare… (More)