Journal article

The Influence of Maternal Parenting Style on the Neural Correlates of Emotion Processing in Children

Elena Pozzi, Julian G Simmons, Chad A Bousman, Nandita Vijayakumar, Katherine O Bray, Orwa Dandash, Sally Richmond, Orli Schwartz, Marc Seal, Lisa Sheeber, Marie BH Yap, Nicholas B Allen, Sarah L Whittle

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

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The importance of parenting in influencing mental health outcomes, particularly depression, during childhood and adolescence is well known. However, the mechanisms are unclear. Emotion processing impairments in children are believed to be influenced by negative parenting behaviors and fundamental to depression. As such, investigating the association between parenting behavior and the neural underpinnings of emotion processing in children could provide fundamental clues as to the link between parenting and depression. METHOD: Eighty-six children (49 girls, mean age 10.1 years), as part of a longitudinal study, participated. Observational measures of maternal behavior were collected..

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