deficits in affiliative reward: an endophenotype for psychiatric disorders?
alfonso troisi a1andfrancesca r. d'amato a2 a1 department of neuroscience, university of rome tor vergata, rome, 00161, italy
firstname.lastname@example.org a2 section of psychobiology and psychopharmacology, institute of neuroscience, national council of research, rome, 00137, italy
depue & morrone-strupinsky's (d&m-s's) model of affiliation meets the criteria advanced for the definition of behavior systems and endophenotypes. we argue that its application in psychiatry could be useful for identifying a biological pathophysiology common to a variety of conditions that are currently classified in very different categories of psychiatric nosography, including autism, schizoid personality, primary psychopathy, and dismissing attachment.