Monthly Archives: September 2014

Variations in Frontal Dysfunctions in BPD and ADHD

Impulsive behaviors are the important features of disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Impulsivity has a broad meaning covering different aspects such as personality traits and cognitive functions (Sebastian et al., 2014). The concept includes emotion … Continue reading

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Stress, Depression, and Serum Enzyme Activities

Depression has been associated with the activities of many enzymes, including the serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) (Kato et al., 2014). Such changes may occur even in healthy people under stress with certain depressive symptoms. In a … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Polymorphisms in the Serotonin Transporter

Anxiety has been associated with transporter-assisted uptake of serotonin.  Many antidepressant and antianxiety drugs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Polymorphisms of the gene for the serotonin transporter (SERT, or SLC6A4) have been found to influence its functions and activities. … Continue reading

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Genetic Factors, Quantitative Trait Loci, and Human Personality

Both genetic and environmental factors can influence human personality. Genetic factors may affect about half of trait disparity. Their effects are highly complex with gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. To link specific genes with quantitative traits, the analysis of quantitative trait … Continue reading

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