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Associations among oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) DNA methylation in adulthood, exposure to early life adversity, and childhood trajectories of anxiousness
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017-08-07)
Recent models propose deoxyribonucleic acid methylation of key neuro-regulatory genes as a molecular mechanism underlying the increased risk of mental disorder associated with early life adversity (ELA). The goal of this ...
Distinct trajectories of separation anxiety in the preschool years: persistence at school entry and early-life associated factors
Evolution of separation anxiety symptoms in early childhood
Background: Little is known about how children differ in the onset and evolution of separation anxiety (SA) symptoms during the preschool years, and how SA develops into separation anxiety disorder. In a large, representative ...
Early childhood trajectories of separation anxiety : bearing on mental health, academic achievement, and physical health from mid‐childhood to preadolescence
Separation anxiety and health outcomes
1 Background Separation anxiety disorder is the most prevalent childhood anxiety condition, but no study assessed children for separation anxiety at preschool age and followed them longitudinally and directly until ...
Testing the impact of a social skill training versus waiting list control group for the reduction of disruptive behaviors and stress among preschool children in child care : the study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
Background: Most preschoolers growing up in western industrialized countries receive child care services (CCS) during the day, while their parents are at work. Meta-analytic data suggest that CCS represent a stressful ...
Reproductive Tourism in Argentina: Clinic Accreditation and its Implications for Consumers, Health Professionals and Policy Makers
A subcategory of medical tourism, reproductive tourism has been the subject of much public and policy debate in recent years. Speciﬁc concerns include: the exploitation of individuals and communities, access to needed ...
Developmental predictors of inattention-hyperactivity from pregnancy to early childhood
(Public Library of Science, 2015-05-04)
Objective The objective of the study was to characterize the developmental sequence of pre- and postnatal risk factors for inattention-hyperactivity symptoms in preschoolers. Materials and Methods Longitudinal data ...
Assessing the independent contribution of maternal educational expectations to children's educational attainment in early adulthood: A propensity score matching analysis
(Public Library of Science, 2015-03-24)
Background Parental educational expectations have been associated with children’s educational attainment in a number of long-term longitudinal studies, but whether this relationship is causal has long been debated. The ...
Who uses early childhood education and care services? Comparing socioeconomic selection across five western policy contexts
Growing evidence suggests that children’s participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC), especially center-based services, is associated with positive outcomes, particularly for children over one year of age ...
Early risk factors of overweight developmental trajectories during middle childhood
(Public Library of Science, 2015-06-29)
Background Research is needed to identify early life risk factors associated with different developmental paths leading to overweight by adolescence. Objectives To model heterogeneity in overweight development during ...
Psychometric properties of the Mental Health and Social Inadaptation Assessment for Adolescents (MIA) in a population-based sample
We report on the psychometric properties of the Mental Health and Social Inadaptation Assessment for Adolescents (MIA), a self‐report instrument for quantifying the frequency of mental health and psychosocial adaptation ...