Complicated grief (CG) following bereavement significantly increases the risk for mood and anxiety disorders. The severity of grief reactions may be interactively influenced by temperamental and psychological factors such as behavioural inhibition (BI) and separation anxiety (SA) as well as biological factors. Given its central role in attachment and stress processing, a genetic variant in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene was thus investigated in order to elucidate the direction of association as well as its interaction with BI and SA in the moderation of CG severity.

Oxytocin receptor gene variation, behavioural inhibition, and adult separation anxiety: role in complicated grief

Barbara Costa;Claudia Martini;Stefano Pini
2018-01-01

Abstract

Complicated grief (CG) following bereavement significantly increases the risk for mood and anxiety disorders. The severity of grief reactions may be interactively influenced by temperamental and psychological factors such as behavioural inhibition (BI) and separation anxiety (SA) as well as biological factors. Given its central role in attachment and stress processing, a genetic variant in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene was thus investigated in order to elucidate the direction of association as well as its interaction with BI and SA in the moderation of CG severity.
2018
Schiele, Miriam A.; Costa, Barbara; Abelli, Marianna; Martini, Claudia; Baldwin, David S.; Domschke, Katharina; Pini, Stefano
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