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Gender differences in the development of personality disorde

This solution focuses on the gender differences in the development of personality disorders, and more specifically, focuses on antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), more prevalent in males, and borderline personality disorder (BPD), more prevalent in females. As many other disorders, personality disorder development is characterized and influenced by both the genetic aspect and the environmental influences, the concept known as the "two-hit hypothesis".

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As many other disorders, personality disorder development is characterized and influenced by both the genetic aspect and the environmental influences, the concept known as the "two-hit hypothesis". Studies have shown that there is a wide range of possible biological factors leading to vulnerability and predisposition for the development and maintenance of personality disorders, such as genetic, neural, and neuroendocrine factors. Associations have been made to the dysregulation of the serotonergic, as well as dopaminergic, neurotransmission. Neuroanatomical studies revealed that specific brain regions may have an effect of the development of personality ...

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Studies have shown that there is a wide range of possible biological factors leading to vulnerability and predisposition for the development and maintenance of personality disorders, such as genetic, neural, and neuroendocrine factors.

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