Developmental trajectories of anxiety and depression in early adolescence.

  title={Developmental trajectories of anxiety and depression in early adolescence.},
  author={Katie A. McLaughlin and Kevin King},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  volume={43 2},
Adolescence is a period of heightened vulnerability for the onset of internalizing psychopathology. Characterizing developmental patterns of symptom stability, progression, and co-occurrence is important in order to identify adolescents most at risk for persistent problems. We use latent growth curve modeling to characterize developmental trajectories of depressive symptoms and four classes of anxiety symptoms (GAD, physical symptoms, separation anxiety, and social anxiety) across early… CONTINUE READING

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