Modeling gene-environment interaction in longitudinal data: Risk for neuroticism due to interaction between maternal care and the Dopamine 4 Receptor gene (DRD4)

Paul Badcock, Elya Moore, Elizabeth Williamson, Michael Berk, Lana J Williams, Ottar Bjerkeset, Hans Nordahl, George Patton, Craig Olsson

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate risk for neuroticism due to the joint action of low maternal care and compromised mesocorticolimbic a??rewarda?? system function linked to a variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) in the dopamine 4 receptor gene (DRD4). Data were drawn from the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study, a longitudinal study of the health and well-being of 2,000 young Australians followed from adolescence to young adulthood across 8 waves from 14- to 28-years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18 - 25
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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