"I think our findings may help explain why some children faced with adversity continue to do well and maintain a good relationship
with their parents," William Copeland, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University and the lead investigator,
told Psychiatric News. "We think this variant may be important for understanding social interactions, which are disrupted in many common psychiatric
disorders â¦ . It is probably premature, however, to start thinking about clinical implications. As cautious scientists, we
are still interested in seeing this finding replicated in other samples."