JCPP Editorial: Chickens and eggs—how should we interpret environment-behavior associations? – Volume 57, Issue 02, February 2016

Louie Sandys
Journal Operations Manager at ACAMH

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Editorial: Chickens and eggs—how should we interpret environment-behavior associations?

S. Alexandra Burt


As usual, the research published in this issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry contains impressive state-of-the-science studies of child and adolescent psychopathology and related issues, such as environment-behavior associations. Breeman and colleagues, for example, found that children born before 32 weeks gestation or with a very low birth weight (<1,500 g) were not only more frequently diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during childhood, but continued to have an increased risk for attention problems up through early adulthood.

We hope you enjoy the full editorial of this Issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, which is free on the Wiley Online Library.


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