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Emotional and Behavioral Symptom Network Structure in Elementary School Girls and Association With Anxiety Disorders and Depression in Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Emotional and Behavioral Symptom Network Structure in Elementary School Girls and Association... Key PointsQuestionIs the network structure of emotional and behavioral symptoms among elementary school girls indicative of later anxiety disorder or major depression occurrence? FindingsIn this network analysis of 932 elementary school girls from an ongoing population-based cohort study, bridge symptoms between disruptive and internalizing symptom communities (symptom clusters in networks) were identified. These symptoms exhibited the strongest relationships with anxiety disorders at ages 15 and 22 years. MeaningBridge symptoms appear to play a central role in the developmental process leading to long-term anxiety and have potential relevance as early targets in disease-prevention or health-promotion interventions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Emotional and Behavioral Symptom Network Structure in Elementary School Girls and Association With Anxiety Disorders and Depression in Adolescence and Early Adulthood

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-622X
eISSN
2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.2119
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs the network structure of emotional and behavioral symptoms among elementary school girls indicative of later anxiety disorder or major depression occurrence? FindingsIn this network analysis of 932 elementary school girls from an ongoing population-based cohort study, bridge symptoms between disruptive and internalizing symptom communities (symptom clusters in networks) were identified. These symptoms exhibited the strongest relationships with anxiety disorders at ages 15 and 22 years. MeaningBridge symptoms appear to play a central role in the developmental process leading to long-term anxiety and have potential relevance as early targets in disease-prevention or health-promotion interventions.

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 15, 2018

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