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Mongillo, Elizabeth A.; Briggs-Gowan, Margaret; Ford, Julian D.; Carter, Alice S. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2009
Toddlers may be at particularly high risk for a number of psychiatric, developmental and neurobiological consequences in the aftermath of trauma. The social and emotional impact of potentially traumatic life events experienced between 6 and 36-months of age was assessed in an epidemiological birth cohort of 18- to 36-month-olds from the Greater…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Toddlers, Stress Variables, At Risk Persons
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Martel, Michelle M.; Lucia, Victoria C.; Nigg, Joel T.; Breslau, Naomi – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2007
Inattention/hyperactivity is a childhood outcome of low birth weight. However, the mechanisms by which low birth weight leads to inattention/hyperactivity are unclear. This study examined arousal, activation, motor speed, and motor coordination as possible mechanisms, attending to sex differences. 823 children (400 males) from Detroit and…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Check Lists, Hyperactivity, Body Weight