Psychiatric genetics and forensic psychiatry: A review

S. H. Dinwiddie*

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Research in psychiatric genetics has been revolutionized by the development of new and powerful molecular genetic techniques. Family, twin, and adoption studies of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and criminality are reviewed, and ramifications of new research methods for the study of antisocial behavior are considered. Implications of these developments for forensic psychiatry are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-342
Number of pages16
JournalBulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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