Temperament

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In psychology, temperament is "predisposition to react to one's environment in a certain way; usually refers to mood changes."[1]

Genetic basis

Several genetic contributions to temperament have been identified, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder[2], depression[3] and other aspects of temperament[4][5].

References

  1. Anonymous (2016), Temperament (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Hyperactivity of Childhood. (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM®. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. MIM Number: 143465. World Wide Web URL: http://omim.org/.)
  3. Major Depressive Disorder. (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM®. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. MIM Number: 608516. World Wide Web URL: http://omim.org/.)
  4. Novelty Seeking Personality Trait. (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM®. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. MIM Number: 601696. World Wide Web URL: http://omim.org/.)
  5. Dopamine Receptor D4. (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM®. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. MIM Number: 126452. World Wide Web URL: http://omim.org/.)