Reading Problems and Depressed Mood

  title={Reading Problems and Depressed Mood},
  author={B. Maughan and R. Rowe and R. Loeber and M. Stouthamer-Loeber},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  • B. Maughan, R. Rowe, +1 author M. Stouthamer-Loeber
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
  • Although reading difficulties show well-established overlaps with disruptive behavior disorders in childhood, much less is known about reading-disabled children's vulnerability to emotional difficulties. Using longitudinal data from 6 assessments of boys in the Pittsburgh Youth Study, we found robust links between severe, persistent reading problems and increased risk for depressed mood in a community sample of boys aged 7 and 10 years at initial assessment, though not in those who had already… CONTINUE READING

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