ERIC Number: EJ271668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Emotional Disorder in XYY Children: Four Case Reports.
Ratcliffe, Shirley G.; Field, Michael A. S.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, v23 n4 p401-06 Oct 1982
Four boys ages 7 to 9 years, who were identified at birth as having an XYY sex chromosome constitution, were studied in order to examine the thesis that XYY karyotype creates a predisposition to violent or antisocial childhood behavior. Results gave no support to this thesis, but reveal an unexpected shift towards a depression reaction to environmental stress. (MP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)