Association between a serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) and personality disorder traits in a community sample.

TitleAssociation between a serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) and personality disorder traits in a community sample.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBlom RM, Samuels JF, Riddle MA, Joseph Bienvenu O, Grados MA, Reti IM, Eaton WW, Liang K-Y, Nestadt G
JournalJournal of psychiatric research
Volume45
Issue9
Pagination1153-9
Date Published2011 Sep
Abstract

The serotonin transporter (SERT) polymorphism (5HTTLPR) has been reported to be associated with several psychiatric conditions. Specific personality disorders could be intermediate factors in the known relationship between 5HTTLPR and psychiatric disorders. This is the first study to test the association between this polymorphism and dimensions of all DSM-IV personality disorders in a community sample.

DOI10.1016/j.spen.2011.06.009
Alternate JournalJ Psychiatr Res