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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893232/narrative-production-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd-and-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-similarities-and-differences
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Sanne J M Kuijper, Catharina A Hartman, Suzanne T M Bogaerds-Hazenberg, Petra Hendriks
The present study focuses on the similarities and differences in language production between children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition, we investigated whether Theory of Mind (ToM), working memory, and response inhibition are associated with language production. Narratives, produced by 106 Dutch-speaking children (36 with ASD, 34 with ADHD, and 36 typically developing) aged 6 to 12 during ADOS assessment, were examined on several linguistic measures: verbal productivity, speech fluency, syntactic complexity, lexical semantics, and discourse pragmatics...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893231/trajectories-of-higher-and-lower-order-dimensions-of-negative-and-positive-affect-relative-to-restrictive-eating-in-anorexia-nervosa
#2
Ann F Haynos, Kelly C Berg, Li Cao, Ross D Crosby, Jason M Lavender, Linsey M Utzinger, Stephen A Wonderlich, Scott G Engel, James E Mitchell, Daniel Le Grange, Carol B Peterson, Scott J Crow
Despite robust support for the role of affect in the maintenance of binge eating and purging, the relationship between affect and restrictive eating remains poorly understood. To investigate the relationship between restrictive eating and affect, ecological momentary assessment data from 118 women with anorexia nervosa (AN) were used to examine trajectories of higher-order dimensions of negative affect (NA) and positive affect (PA), as well as lower-order dimensions of NA (Fear, Guilt) and PA (Joviality, Self-Assurance) relative to restrictive eating...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893230/ecological-momentary-assessment-of-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-relationships-to-effort-based-decision-making-and-reinforcement-learning
#3
Erin K Moran, Adam J Culbreth, Deanna M Barch
Negative symptoms are a core clinical feature of schizophrenia, but conceptual and methodological problems with current instruments can make their assessment challenging. One hypothesis is that current symptom assessments may be influenced by impairments in memory and may not be fully reflective of actual functioning outside of the laboratory. The present study sought to investigate the validity of assessing negative symptoms using ecological momentary assessment (EMA). Participants with schizophrenia (N = 31) completed electronic questionnaires on smartphones 4 times a day for 1 week...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869460/correction-to-tsypes-et-al-2016
#4
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Reports an error in "Neural Responses to Gains and Losses in Children of Suicide Attempters" by Aliona Tsypes, Max Owens, Greg Hajcak and Brandon E. Gibb (Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Advanced Online Publication, Nov 3, 2016, np). In the original article, Figure 1 had incorrect axis labels. There was also an error in the abstract, which did not state that ΔFN was calculated as FN to losses minus FN to gains. All versions of this article have been corrected. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2016-53087-001...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868424/increased-cooperative-behavior-across-remitted-bipolar-i-disorder-and-major-depression-insights-utilizing-a-behavioral-economic-trust-game
#5
Desmond C Ong, Jamil Zaki, June Gruber
Mood disorders impact social functioning, but might contribute to experiences-like affective distress-that might result in increased cooperative behavior under certain circumstances. We recruited participants with a history of bipolar I disorder (n = 28), major depressive disorder (n = 30), and healthy controls (n = 27)-to play a well-validated behavioral economic Trust Game, a task that provides a well-controlled experimental scenario, to measure cooperative behavior for the first time across both groups. Both remitted mood-disordered groups cooperated significantly more than the control group, but did not differ from one another...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868423/startle-potentiation-to-uncertain-threat-as-a-psychophysiological-indicator-of-fear-based-psychopathology-an-examination-across-multiple-internalizing-disorders
#6
Stephanie M Gorka, Lynne Lieberman, Stewart A Shankman, K Luan Phan
Heightened reactivity to uncertain threat (U-threat) is an important individual difference factor that may characterize fear-based internalizing psychopathologies (IPs) and distinguish them from distress/misery IPs. To date, however, the majority of existing research examining reactivity to U-threat has been within individuals with panic disorder and major depressive disorder (MDD) and no prior study has directly tested this hypothesis across multiple IPs. The current study therefore explored whether heightened reactivity to U-threat is a psychophysiological indicator of fear-based psychopathology across 5 groups: current (a) social anxiety disorder (SAD); (b) specific phobia (SP); (c) generalized anxiety disorder (GAD); (d) MDD; and (c) individuals with no history of psychopathology (controls)...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868422/correction-to-dennison-et-al-2016
#7
(no author information available yet)
Reports an error in "Neurobehavioral markers of resilience to depression amongst adolescents exposed to child abuse" by Meg J. Dennison, Margaret A. Sheridan, Daniel S. Busso, Jessica L. Jenness, Matthew Peverill, Maya L. Rosen and Katie A. McLaughlin (Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2016[Nov], Vol 125[8], 1201-1212). In the original record, there was an error in the title. The word "Adolescents" was singular. The online version of this article has been corrected.(The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2016-52992-014...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868421/sex-moderates-the-impact-of-birth-weight-on-child-externalizing-psychopathology
#8
Allison M Momany, Jaclyn M Kamradt, Josie M Ullsperger, Alexis L Elmore, Joel T Nigg, Molly A Nikolas
Low birth weight (LBW) has consistently been associated with childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a similar association has been found for childhood externalizing disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD), albeit to a lesser degree. Although the association between LBW and these disorders has been robustly replicated, few studies have adequately controlled for confounding variables, such as parental age at birth and prenatal tobacco use, examined the specificity of the risk of LBW for ADHD symptoms, or investigated potential nonlinear (i...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831708/suicidal-ideation-in-transgender-people-gender-minority-stress-and-interpersonal-theory-factors
#9
Rylan J Testa, Matthew S Michaels, Whitney Bliss, Megan L Rogers, Kimberly F Balsam, Thomas Joiner
Research has revealed alarmingly high rates of suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempts among transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people. This study aims to analyze the role of factors from the gender minority stress and resilience (GMSR) model (Testa, Habarth, Peta, Balsam, & Bockting, 2015), the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (IPTS; Joiner, 2005; Van Orden et al., 2010), and the potential integration of these factors, in explaining SI in this population. A convenience sample of 816 TGNC adults responded to measures of current SI, gender minority stressors, and IPTS factors...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808544/weight-suppression-predicts-bulimic-symptoms-at-20-year-follow-up-the-mediating-role-of-drive-for-thinness
#10
Lindsay P Bodell, Tiffany A Brown, Pamela K Keel
Weight suppression predicts the onset and maintenance of bulimic syndromes. Despite this finding, no study has examined psychological mechanisms contributing to these associations using a longitudinal design. Given societal pressures to be thin and an actual history of higher weight, it is possible that greater weight suppression contributes to increased fear of gaining weight and preoccupation with being thin, which increase vulnerability to eating disorders. The present study investigated whether greater drive for thinness mediates associations between weight suppression and bulimic symptoms over long-term follow-up...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808543/a-psychometric-investigation-of-gender-differences-and-common-processes-across-borderline-and-antisocial-personality-disorders
#11
Seokjoon Chun, Alexa Harris, Margely Carrion, Elizabeth Rojas, Stephen Stark, Carl Lejuez, William V Lechner, Marina A Bornovalova
The comorbidity between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is well-established, and the 2 disorders share many similarities. However, there are also differences across disorders: most notably, BPD is diagnosed more frequently in women and ASPD in men. We investigated if (a) comorbidity between BPD and ASPD is attributable to 2 discrete disorders or the expression of common underlying processes, and (b) if the model of comorbidity is true across sex. Using a clinical sample of 1,400 drug users in residential substance abuse treatment, we tested 3 competing models to explore whether the comorbidity of ASPD and BPD should be represented by a single common factor, 2 correlated factors, or a bifactor structure involving a general and disorder-specific factors...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808542/chronic-cannabis-use-is-associated-with-impaired-fear-extinction-in-humans
#12
Santiago Papini, Lesia M Ruglass, Teresa Lopez-Castro, Mark B Powers, Jasper A J Smits, Denise A Hien
The use of fear conditioning and extinction paradigms to examine intermediate phenotypes of anxiety and stress-related disorders has facilitated the identification of neurobiological mechanisms that underlie specific components of abnormal psychological functioning. Across species, acute pharmacologic manipulation of the endogenous cannabinoid system has provided evidence of its critical role in fear extinction, but the effects of chronic cannabis on extinction are relatively understudied. In rats, chronic cannabinoid administration impairs fear extinction in a drug-free state...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808541/the-emotion-regulation-function-of-nonsuicidal-self-injury-a-momentary-assessment-study-in-inpatients-with-borderline-personality-disorder-features
#13
Marlies Houben, Laurence Claes, Kristof Vansteelandt, Ann Berens, Ellen Sleuwaegen, Peter Kuppens
Studies using retrospective self-report or proxies of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in the lab have shown that NSSI is often preceded by intense negative emotions and followed by a decrease in negative emotions/tension, suggesting an emotion regulation function of NSSI. To investigate this emotion regulation function of NSSI in a more ecologically valid way, we used experience sampling methods to examine the temporal relationship between NSSI behavior and emotional experiences throughout the day in 30 inpatients currently staying in psychiatric hospitals...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808540/neural-responses-to-gains-and-losses-in-children-of-suicide-attempters
#14
Aliona Tsypes, Max Owens, Greg Hajcak, Brandon E Gibb
[Correction Notice: An Erratum for this article was reported online in Journal of Abnormal Psychology on Nov 21 2016 (see record 2016-56318-001). In the original article, Figure 1 had incorrect axis labels. There was also an error in the abstract, which did not state that ΔFN was calculated as FN to losses minus FN to gains. All versions of this article have been corrected.] Suicidal behavior aggregates within families, yet the specific mechanisms of suicide-risk transmission are poorly understood. Despite some evidence that abnormal patterns of reward responsiveness might constitute one such potential mechanism, empirical evidence is lacking...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748619/a-general-psychopathology-factor-p-factor-in-children-structural-model-analysis-and-external-validation-through-familial-risk-and-child-global-executive-function
#15
Michelle M Martel, Pedro M Pan, Maurício S Hoffmann, Ary Gadelha, Maria C do Rosário, Jair J Mari, Gisele G Manfro, Eurípedes C Miguel, Tomás Paus, Rodrigo A Bressan, Luis A Rohde, Giovanni A Salum
High rates of comorbidities and poor validity of disorder diagnostic criteria for mental disorders hamper advances in mental health research. Recent work has suggested the utility of continuous cross-cutting dimensions, including general psychopathology and specific factors of externalizing and internalizing (e.g., distress and fear) syndromes. The current study evaluated the reliability of competing structural models of psychopathology and examined external validity of the best fitting model on the basis of family risk and child global executive function (EF)...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736099/impaired-processing-of-task-irrelevant-salient-information-in-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-evidence-from-event-related-potentials
#16
Elke Godefroid, Jan R Wiersema
The current study examined the mechanisms of attention allocation in adult ADHD to investigate the frequently reported diminished target processing in ADHD as well as the less consistently observed increased distractibility by task-irrelevant distracting stimuli. To this end, while high-density EEG was recorded, 25 adults with ADHD and 23 healthy controls completed a 4-stimulus oddball task that comprised a frequently presented standard stimulus and 3 different categories of equally infrequent stimuli: task-relevant targets, task-irrelevant nontargets, and task-irrelevant unfamiliar novels...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709980/hyperfocusing-of-attention-on-goal-related-information-in-schizophrenia-evidence-from-electrophysiology
#17
Risa Sawaki, Johanna Kreither, Carly J Leonard, Samuel T Kaiser, Britta Hahn, James M Gold, Steven J Luck
Schizophrenia clearly involves impairments of attention, but the precise nature of these impairments has been difficult to determine. One possibility is that the deficit in attention is a secondary consequence of a deficit in goal maintenance. However, recent research suggests that people with schizophrenia (PSZ) actually focus attention more strongly on objects containing goal-relevant features. To test these competing hypotheses, we recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) from PSZ (N = 20) and healthy control subjects (HCS; N = 20) while they looked for a particular target color at fixation and tried to ignore lateral distractors that sometimes matched the target color (target-color distractors)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709979/risk-factors-that-predict-future-onset-of-each-dsm-5-eating-disorder-predictive-specificity-in-high-risk-adolescent-females
#18
Eric Stice, Jeff M Gau, Paul Rohde, Heather Shaw
Because no single report has examined risk factors that predict future onset each type of eating disorder and core symptom dimensions that crosscut disorders, we addressed these aims to advance knowledge regarding risk factor specificity. Data from 3 prevention trials that targeted young women with body dissatisfaction (N = 1,272; Mage = 18.5, SD = 4.2) and collected annual diagnostic interview data over 3-year follow-up were combined to identify predictors of subthreshold/threshold anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and purging disorder (PD)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618278/the-neurobiology-of-self-face-recognition-in-depressed-adolescents-with-low-or-high-suicidality
#19
Karina Quevedo, Rowena Ng, Hannah Scott, Jodi Martin, Garry Smyda, Matt Keener, Caroline W Oppenheimer
This study sought to test whether the neurobiology of self-processing differentiated depressed adolescents with high suicidality (HS) from those with low suicidality (LS) and healthy controls (HC; N = 119, MAGE = 14.79, SD = 1.64, Min = 11.3, Max = 17.8). Participants completed a visual self-recognition task in the scanner during which they identified their own or an unfamiliar adolescent face across 3 emotional expressions (happy, neutral or sad). A 3-group (HS, LS, HC) by 2 within-subject factors (2 Self conditions [self, other] and 3 Emotions [happy, neutral, sad]) GLM yielded (a) a main effect of Self condition with all participants showing higher activity in the right occipital, precuneus and fusiform during the self- versus other-face conditions; (b) a main effect of Group where all depressed youth showed higher dorsolateral prefrontal cortex activity than HC across all conditions, and with HS showing higher cuneus and occipital activity versus both LS and HC; and (c) a Group by Self by Emotion interaction with HS showing lower activity in both mid parietal, limbic, and prefrontal areas in the Happy self versus other-face condition relative to the LS group, who in turn had less activity compared to HC youth...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819477/neurobehavioral-markers-of-resilience-to-depression-amongst-adolescent-exposed-to-child-abuse
#20
Meg J Dennison, Margaret A Sheridan, Daniel S Busso, Jessica L Jenness, Matthew Peverill, Maya L Rosen, Katie A McLaughlin
Childhood maltreatment is strongly associated with depression, which is characterized by reduced reactivity to reward. Identifying factors that mitigate risk for depression in maltreated children is important for understanding etiological links between maltreatment and depression as well as improving early intervention and prevention. We examine whether high reward reactivity at behavioral and neurobiological levels is a marker of resilience to depressive symptomology in adolescence following childhood maltreatment...
November 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
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