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Association of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone with externalizing behavior in adolescent boys and girls.

Authors
  • Maras, Athanasios
  • Laucht, Manfred
  • Gerdes, Dirk
  • Wilhelm, Cindy
  • Lewicka, Sabina
  • Haack, Doris
  • Malisova, Lucie
  • Schmidt, Martin H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2003
Volume
28
Issue
7
Pages
932–940
Identifiers
PMID: 12892659
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is a link between T, DHT and externalizing behavior in male adolescents at risk for psychopathology. Due to the findings of highest androgen levels in boys with persistent externalizing behavior, a role of androgens in the development of disruptive or later antisocial disorders can be hypothesized.

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