Development of morning–eveningness in adolescence: implications for brain development and psychopathology

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Background: Morning–evening preference is defined as an individual’s preference for a morning- or evening-oriented rhythm. Across adolescence, a preference for eveningness becomes more predominant. Although eveningness is cross-sectionally associated with internalizing and externalizing psychopathology, few studies have examined developmental changes in eveningness and its potential biological substrates. Here, we investigated the longitudinal relationships among the trajectory of eveningness preference, internalizing and externalizing psychopathology and white matter development, across adolescence.

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Authors: Rebecca Cooper, Maria A. Di Biase, Bei Bei, Nicholas B. Allen, Orli Schwartz, Sarah Whittle, Vanessa Cropley

First published: 03 November 2022

DOI: doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13718

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