Show me the child at seven


Show me the child at seven: the consequences of conduct problems in childhood for psychosocial functioning in adulthood Data were gathered during the Christchurch Health and Development Study (a 25-year longitudinal study of a birth cohort of 1,265 New Zealand children). Childhood conduct problems were associated with a wide range of adverse psychosocial outcomes (crime, substance use, mental health, relationships). Children in the most disturbed 5 per cent had rates of these outcomes from 1.5 to 19 times higher than the least disturbed 50 per cent.

Show me the child at seven: the consequences of conduct problems in childhood for psychosocial functioning in adulthood

Data were gathered during the Christchurch Health and Development Study (a 25-year longitudinal study of a birth cohort of 1,265 New Zealand children). Childhood conduct problems were associated with a wide range of adverse psychosocial outcomes (crime, substance use, mental health, relationships). Children in the most disturbed 5 per cent had rates of these outcomes from 1.5 to 19 times higher than the least disturbed 50 per cent.

Fergusson, D and others. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 46(8): 837-849, August 2005. Abstract: www.blackwell-synergy.com

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