The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal System (HPA) and the Development of Aggressive, Antisocial, and Substance Abuse Disorders

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Pituitary-Adrenal System; Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System; Aggression; Antisocial Personality Disorder; Substance-Related Disorders


Mental and Social Health | Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


Citation: McBurnett K, King JA, Scarpa A. (2003). The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system(HPA) and the development of aggressive, antisocial, and substance abuse disorders In: Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms in the Genesis and Epigenesis of Psychopathology. Eds. E. Walker and D. Cicchetti, Cambridge University Press, Inc., p. 324-344. ISBN 0521002621, 9780521002622.

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