An exploration of common dopaminergic variants and behavior problems in siblings at high risk for autism spectrum disorder

Devon N. Gangi, Lauren V. Usher, Daniel S. Messinger

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Abstract

Younger siblings of children with ASD often exhibit elevated internalizing and externalizing problems. We investigated common dopaminergic variants (DRD4 and DRD2) in relation to behavior problems at 36 months. Genotypes linked to less efficient dopaminergic functioning were associated with higher internalizing problems in high-risk siblings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume49
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Behavior problems
  • Dopamine
  • High-risk siblings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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