‘Childhood mental health difficulties mediate the long-term association between early-life adversity at age 3 and poorer cognitive functioning at ages 11 and 14’
Open Access paper from the JCPP
Background – Early-life adversity is associated with adverse mental health outcomes and poorer cognitive functioning in later development. However, little is known about how early-life adversity, mental health, and cognition affect one another or how the effects unfold over time. Here, we test the hypothesis that early-life adversity may lead to mental health challenges which in turn have adverse consequences for the development of cognitive abilities.
Authors: Tochukwu Nweze, Michael Ezenwa, Cyriacus Ajaelu, Chukwuemeka Okoye
First published: 08 February 2023
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