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Electrodermal reactivity during the Trier Social Stress Test for children: interaction between the serotonin transporter polymorphism and children's attachment representation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18683185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study explores the relation between variations in the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR; long vs. short allele), the child's attachment representation (assessed with the Attachment Story Completion Task, reflecting the security of the parent-child relationship), and electrodermal reactivity during a public speaking task, the Trier Social Stress Test for Children (TSST-C) in a sample of 92 7-year-old. Electrodermal reactivity during the TSST-C was not directly associated with variations in 5-HTT. However, there was a significant gene-environment interaction effect of 5-HTT and attachment security on electrodermal reactivity. Results are interpreted in terms of cumulative protection: Children with a secure attachment representation as well as long 5-HTT alleles appeared to be less stressed during the TSST-C.
Renske Gilissen; Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg; Marinus H van Ijzendoorn; Mariëlle Linting
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1098-2302     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-15     Completed Date:  2009-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Centre for Child & Family Studies, Leiden University, PO Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological / physiology
Child Behavior / psychology
Galvanic Skin Response / genetics*
Internal-External Control
Mothers / psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Object Attachment*
Parent-Child Relations
Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data
Polymorphism, Genetic / genetics*
Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins / genetics*
Sex Distribution
Social Behavior*
Stress, Psychological / diagnosis*,  genetics
Task Performance and Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins

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