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Functional analysis of the early development of self-injurious behavior: Incorporating gene-environment interactions

Langthorne, Paul, McGill, Peter (2008) Functional analysis of the early development of self-injurious behavior: Incorporating gene-environment interactions. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 113 (5). pp. 403-417. ISSN 0895-8017. (doi:10.1352/2008.113:403-417) (KAR id:14723)

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Abstract

The analysis of the early development of self-injurious behavior (SIB) has, to date, reflected the wider distinction between nature and nurture. Despite the status of genetic factors as risk markers for the later development of SIB, a model that accounts for their influence on early behavior-environment relations is lacking. In the current paper we argue that the investigation of gene-environment interactions (GxE) and other forms of gene-environment interplay could potentially enhance current approaches to the study of self-injury. A conceptual model of the early development of SIB based explicitly on such relations is presented. The model is consistent with the basic tenets of functional analysis. Implications for research and the assessment, treatment, and prevention of SIB are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1352/2008.113:403-417
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 10:54 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 09:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14723 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McGill, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2796-8284
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