Stress, coping, executive function, and brain activation in adolescent offspring of depressed and nondepressed mothers.

@article{Reising2018StressCE,
  title={Stress, coping, executive function, and brain activation in adolescent offspring of depressed and nondepressed mothers.},
  author={Michelle M. Reising and Alexandra H. Bettis and Jennifer P. Dunbar and Kelly H. Watson and Meredith A. Gruhn and Kristen R Hoskinson and Bruce E Compas},
  journal={Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence},
  year={2018},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={
          638-656
        }
}
This study examined the associations among chronic stress, activation in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), executive function, and coping with stress in at-risk and a comparison sample of adolescents. Adolescents (N = 16; age 12-15) of mothers with (n = 8) and without (n = 8) a history of depression completed questionnaires, neurocognitive testing, and functional neuroimaging in response to a working memory task (N-back). Children of depressed mothers demonstrated less activation in the anterior PFC… CONTINUE READING

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