Journal article

Editorial: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Assessment Should Include Objective Assessments of Neurocognition.

David Coghill

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry | Published : 2021

Abstract

There has been much discussion over the past few years about the potential benefits of supplementing traditional approaches to the assessment of mental health problems, which are based largely on reports of symptoms and observed behaviors, with more objective measures. Task-based neurocognitive measures are one of the more obvious approaches that can be considered. Potential tasks include those indexing executive functioning, through its key components: working memory, inhibitory control, set-shifting and planning, and those assessing more basic cognitive functions such as non-executive aspects of memory, processing speed, and response variability. Importantly, it is now becoming clear that ..

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