Journal article

Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms Are Associated With Different Trajectories of Cortical Development During Late Childhood

Sarah Whittle, Nandita Vijayakumar, Julian G Simmons, Nicholas B Allen

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Investigation of neurobiological differences between internalizing and externalizing symptoms in children is needed to better understand the unique pathophysiology of each, which may ultimately better target treatments and interventions. Longitudinal studies are critical, given the marked brain development that occurs in childhood; however, few such studies exist, and results are inconsistent. The aim of this study was to longitudinally investigate associations between internalizing and externalizing symptoms, and cortical thinning during late childhood. METHOD: Participants were 105 children (49 male) from the community, who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans,..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council (Discovery Grant ID DP130103551). Dr. Whittle is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (ID: 1125504). The funding sources had no involvement in the study design, the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, the writing of the report, or the decision to submit the article for publication.