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DRD4-exonIII-VNTR moderates the effect of childhood adversities on emotional resilience in young-adults

Das, Debjani; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Tan, Xiaoyun; Easteal, Simon; Anstey, Kaarin


Most individuals successfully maintain psychological well-being even when exposed to trauma or adversity. Emotional resilience or the ability to thrive in the face of adversity is determined by complex interactions between genetic makeup, previous exposure to stress, personality, coping style, availability of social support, etc. Recent studies have demonstrated that childhood trauma diminishes resilience in adults and affects mental health. The Dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) exon III variable...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-05-27
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020177


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