Unsettling ‘settled’ science – the importance of questioning received wisdom about the causes of mental health and neuro-developmental conditions
The papers included in this year’s Annual Research Review represent a heterogenous mix of concerns, zooming out, in some cases, to summarize the state of the science for a particular condition or developmental process and zooming in, in other cases, to identify effects of specific (and timely) risk factors for child and adolescent mental health. These papers highlight where the field has made significant strides in advancing our understanding of etiology or mechanisms of change or stability and they highlight how much is left to learn about the causes of psychopathology and the conditions under which developmental trajectories are maintained or disrupted.
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Sara Jaffee is an Associate Editor for JCPP, her full profile can be found here.