Cognitive Control Deficits in Shifting and Inhibition in Preschool Age Children are Associated with Increased Depression and Anxiety Over 7.5 Years of Development.

@article{Kertz2016CognitiveCD,
  title={Cognitive Control Deficits in Shifting and Inhibition in Preschool Age Children are Associated with Increased Depression and Anxiety Over 7.5 Years of Development.},
  author={Sarah Kertz and Andy C. Belden and Rebecca Tillman and Joan L. Luby},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1185-96}
}
Although depression and anxiety are common in youth (Costello et al. 2003), factors that put children at risk for such symptoms are not well understood. The current study examined associations between early childhood cognitive control deficits and depression and anxiety over the course of development through school age. Participants were 188 children (at baseline M = 5.42 years, SD = 0.79 years) and their primary caregiver. Caregivers completed ratings of children's executive functioning at… CONTINUE READING
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