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Association of a functional polymorphism of the monoamine oxdiase A gene promoter with personality and psychiatric symptoms

Jorm, Anthony F; Henderson, A Scott; Jacomb, Trish; Christensen, Helen; Korten, Ailsa; Tan, Susan (Xiaoyun); Easteal, Simon; Rodgers, Bryan


A functional polymorphism in the promoter of the monoamine oxidase gene has recently been described by Sabol et al. This polymorphism is a strong candidate for associations with personality traits and psychiatric symptoms. We report relevant data from a general population sample of 850 Caucasian Australians. We found no associations with anxiety and depression symptoms, with personality traits that predispose to anxiety (neuroticism, behavioral inhibition, negative affect) or to a personality...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychiatric Genetics


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