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Neurobiology or agression and impulsivity

  • S. Tuinier (a1) and W.M.A. Verhoeven (a2)


Because of the graded nature of adaptational processes, a dimensional diagnostic approach is more adequate than the categorical classification. The broad concept of the serotonin-aggression relationship, irrespective of the diagnostic category, is increasingly questionable and seems to be present in young, white male adults with antisocial personality disorders only. In this group, dopaminergic and neurosteroid-linked mechanisms are important as well.


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Vincent van Gogh Instituut voor Psychiatrie, Stationsweg 46, 5803 AC Venray


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