The neurobiology of antisocial personality disorders focusing on psychopathy

Baliousis, Michael, Khalifa, Najat and Völlm, Birgit (2018) The neurobiology of antisocial personality disorders focusing on psychopathy. In: Neurobiology of Personality Disorders. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199362318

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199362318.001.0001

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Abstract

This chapter describes the high heritability of antisocial personality disorders (APD). Prevalence in quantitative genetic studies in children with strong callous-unemotional traits suggest that psychopathic tendencies are under extremely strong genetic influence. The results of genome-wide association and candidate gene studies are reported in detail. Neurobiological studies evaluating brain structure, electrophysiological aberrations, and generalized neuropsychological studies of individuals with APD compared to controls are also reviewed.

Keywords:Antisocial Personality Disorder, Psychopathy, neurobiology, Neuropsychology
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C860 Neuropsychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:49772
Deposited On:17 Jun 2022 08:53

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