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SNP polymorphisms related to the topic Oxytocin and empathy:
|Increased risk of ADHD or depression. Slightly faster decline in mental abilities in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The presence of this BDNF polymorphism is associated with differences in brain motor system functioning, altered short-term plasticity, and greater error in short-term motor learning.
|Genetic variability in the oxytocin receptor has been linked to empathy and stress response in humans. Studies have shown that people without a break in the gene are more empathic, feel less lonely, use more sensitive parenting techniques and are less likely to have autism. The gene also correlates significantly with parenting, with people without a break in the gene being associated with a significantly more sensitive parenting style than heterozygote and homozygote carriers.
|Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism interacts with familial risk of psychopathology to predict symptoms of depression and anxiety.
|Oxytocin receptor gene predicts brain activity during an emotion recognition task in autism.
|GABRB3 a candidate gene for autism spectrum disorders.