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Longitudinal associations between preschool psychopathology and school-age peer functioning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23334266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current study examined the effects of preschool psychopathology on peer functioning around school entry. Children (N = 211) were assessed at ages 3 and 6. A semi-structured diagnostic interview, the Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment, was administered to a parent at both time points to assess psychopathology. The peer functioning constructs examined at age 6 included child popularity, socially inappropriate behavior, and conflicted shyness. Simultaneous multiple regressions revealed that age 3 anxiety disorder diagnosis was the only unique diagnostic predictor of age 6 socially inappropriate behavior and conflicted shyness, with age 3 anxiety dimensional scores uniquely predicting all three peer constructs. Age 3 anxiety disorder had direct effects on both socially inappropriate behavior and conflicted shyness, which were not mediated by concurrent anxiety disorder at age 6. Thus, preschool anxiety disorders may have enduring effects on child peer relationships in the early school-age years. Possible explanations and implications are explored.
Allison P Danzig; Sara J Bufferd; Lea R Dougherty; Gabrielle A Carlson; Thomas M Olino; Daniel N Klein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child psychiatry and human development     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1573-3327     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Psychiatry Hum Dev     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-06     Completed Date:  2014-05-02     Revised Date:  2014-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1275332     Medline TA:  Child Psychiatry Hum Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  621-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety Disorders / psychology*
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / psychology
Child, Preschool
Depressive Disorder / psychology
Interpersonal Relations*
Longitudinal Studies
Peer Group*
Regression Analysis
Social Behavior
Social Distance
Grant Support

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