The role of oxytocin and oxytocin receptor gene variants in childhood‐onset aggression

  title={The role of oxytocin and oxytocin receptor gene variants in childhood‐onset aggression},
  author={A. Malik and C. Zai and Z. Abu and B. Nowrouzi and J. Beitchman},
  • A. Malik, C. Zai, +2 authors J. Beitchman
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Genes
  • Aggressive antisocial behaviours are the most common reasons why adolescents are referred to mental health clinics. Antisocial behaviours are costly in social and financial terms. The aetiology of aggressive behaviours is unknown but growing evidence suggests it is heritable, and certain genetic variants have been implicated as contributing factors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether genes regulating the hormone oxytocin (OXT) were associated with aggressive antisocial behaviour… CONTINUE READING
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