Sex Chromosome Aneuploidy among Men in Three Swedish Hospitals for the Mentally Retarded and Maladjusted

Åkesson, Hans Olof; Forssman, Hans; Wahlstrom, Jan; Wallin, Leif
October 1974
British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct74, Vol. 125, p386
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which aims to investigate the impact of sex chromosome aneuploidy on the development of criminality and psychic diseases. The study utilizes mentally retarded and maladjusted men in three Swedish hospitals to determine the connection between excess chromosomes and social deviated behavior. Results of the study indicate that both excess X chromosomes and excess Y chromosomes do not produce a disposition for social deviated behavior in maladjusted and mentally retarded persons.


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