Journal article

Associations Between Neighborhood Disadvantage, Resting-State Functional Connectivity, and Behavior in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: Moderating Role of Positive Family and School Environments

Divyangana Rakesh, Caio Seguin, Andrew Zalesky, Vanessa Cropley, Sarah Whittle

Biological Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: Neighborhood disadvantage has consistently been associated with mental health and cognitive function, in addition to alterations in brain function and connectivity. However, positive environmental influences may buffer these effects. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between neighborhood disadvantage and resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC), the moderating role of positive parenting and school environment, and relationships between disadvantage-associated rsFC patterns and mental health and cognition. METHODS: In this pre-registered study, we tested this hypothesis in a large sample of 7618 children (aged 9-10 years) from the Adolescent Brain Cogn..

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