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Moderating effects of autism on parent views of genetic screening for aggression.
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PMID:  23025643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Advances in gene-environment interaction research have revealed genes that are associated with aggression. However, little is known about parent perceptions of genetic screening for behavioral symptoms like aggression as opposed to diagnosing disabilities. These perceptions may influence future research endeavors involving genetic linkage studies to behavior, including proactive approaches for parents to avoid events leading to aggression. The purpose of this study was to solicit the perspectives of parents who have children with autism about screening for genes associated with aggression, compared to responses from those who have children without disabilities and those planning to have children. Parents of children with autism were more likely to support screening and the use of the results to seek treatment if necessary. Results are discussed in the context of surveillance screening and systematic early intervention for behavioral symptoms related to autism. The results may provide insight for clincians, researchers, policymakers, and advocacy groups related to diagnosing and treating aggression in people with autism.
Michael E May; Rachel C Brandt; Joseph K Bohannan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intellectual and developmental disabilities     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1934-9556     ISO Abbreviation:  Intellect Dev Disabil     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101299965     Medline TA:  Intellect Dev Disabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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