Deficits in affiliative reward: An endophenotype for psychiatric disorders?

Alfonso Troisi, Francesca R. D'Amato

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Depue & Morrone-Strupinsky's (D&M-S's) model of affiliation meets the criteria advanced for the definition of behavior systems and endophenotypes. We argue that its application in psychiatry could be useful for identifying a biological pathophysiology common to a variety of conditions that are currently classified in very different categories of psychiatric nosography, including autism, schizoid personality, primary psychopathy, and dismissing attachment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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