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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333529/the-long-arm-of-childhood-preschool-associations-with-adolescent-health
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Terri J Sabol, Lindsay Till Hoyt
The current study examines the extent to which participation in preschool at age 4 is associated with blood pressure, body mass index, and awakening cortisol at age 15. We capitalize on data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development to examine differences in adolescent health among children who attended preschool, parental care, or home-based care at age 4 (n = 742). Using quasi-experimental methods, we found that preschool participation was associated with multiple positive health outcomes in adolescence...
April 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327443/correcting-delayed-circadian-phase-with-bright-light-therapy-predicts-improvement-in-adhd-symptoms-a-pilot-study
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Rachel E Fargason, Aaron D Fobian, Lauren M Hablitz, Jodi R Paul, Brittny A White, Karen L Cropsey, Karen L Gamble
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition with comorbid insomnia reported in >70% of children and adults. These patients demonstrate delays in sleep-wake rhythms, nocturnal rise in melatonin, and early morning rise in cortisol. Given that standard psychopharmacologic treatments for ADHD often do not completely control symptoms in participants with circadian rhythm delay, we sought to test whether bright light therapy (BLT) advances circadian rhythms and further reduces ADHD symptoms over standard treatments...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319676/examination-of-associations-between-chaos-in-the-home-environment-serum-cortisol-level-and-dietary-fat-intake-among-parents-of-preschool-age-children
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Laura Margaret MacRae, Gerarda Darlington, Jess Haines, David W L Ma
This research investigated associations between home environment chaos, fat intake, and morning serum cortisol level in 44 parents of preschool-age children. Chaos was measured using the Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale, and fat intake was quantified using the Block fat screener. Linear regression analyses demonstrated that chaos and cortisol were both associated with fat intake (β^ = 0.53, p= 0.001;β^ = 0.03, p= 0.0002), and there was a non-significant association between chaos and cortisol.
March 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318454/infant-stranger-fear-trajectories-predict-anxious-behaviors-and-diurnal-cortisol-rhythm-during-childhood
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Carol A Van Hulle, Mollie N Moore, Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant, H Hill Goldsmith, Rebecca J Brooker
Although a robust literature has linked stable, high levels of fear across childhood to increased risk for anxiety problems, less is known about alternative pathways to anxiety. We tested two putatively normative developmental pathways of early fearfulness for their distinct associations with behavioral (anxiety-related behaviors and symptoms) and biological (diurnal cortisol) markers of anxiety risk in middle childhood in a community-based sample (n = 107). Steeper increases in fear from 6 to 36 months predicted more parent-reported anxiety symptoms at age 8 years...
March 20, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306401/caregiver-s-depressive-symptoms-and-asthma-control-in-children-from-an-underserved-community
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Andrea Rioseco, Carolina Serrano, Juan C Celedón, Oslando Padilla, Klaus Puschel, Jose A Castro-Rodriguez
Caregiver's or maternal depression has been associated with increased asthma morbidity in children from prosperous nations, but little is known about this link in low and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVE: To examine if caregiver's depressive symptoms are associated with poor asthma control and abnormal immune responses in school-aged children. METHODS: Case-control study of 87 asthmatic children (aged 4-11 years) attending a primary care clinic in an underserved area of Santiago (Chile)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295227/mild-perinatal-adversities-moderate-the-association-between-maternal-harsh-parenting-and-hair-cortisol-evidence-for-differential-susceptibility
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Dafna A Windhorst, Ralph C A Rippe, Viara R Mileva-Seitz, Frank C Verhulst, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Gerard Noppe, Elisabeth F C van Rossum, Erica L T van den Akker, Henning Tiemeier, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg
It has been shown that following exposure to mild perinatal adversity, children have greater susceptibility to both the negative and positive aspects of their subsequent environment. In a large population-based cohort study (N = 1,776), we investigated whether mild perinatal adversity moderated the association between maternal harsh parenting and children's hair cortisol levels, a biomarker of chronic stress. Mild perinatal adversity was defined as late preterm birth (gestational age at birth of 34-37 weeks, 6 days) or small for gestational age (birth weight between the 2...
March 13, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290253/the-interaction-between-parenting-and-children-s-cortisol-reactivity-at-age-3-predicts-increases-in-children-s-internalizing-and-externalizing-symptoms-at-age-6
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Chelsey S Barrios, Sara J Bufferd, Daniel N Klein, Lea R Dougherty
Little is known about the role of stress reactivity in the emergence of psychopathology across early childhood. In this longitudinal study, we tested the hypothesis that child cortisol reactivity at age 3 moderates associations between early parenting and children's internalizing and externalizing symptoms from age 3 to age 6. One hundred and sixty children were assessed at age 3, and 135 children were reassessed at age 6. At age 3, we exposed children to stress-inducing laboratory tasks, during which we obtained four salivary cortisol samples, and parental hostility was assessed using an observational parent-child interaction task...
March 14, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284475/morning-salivary-cortisol-in-young-children-reference-values-and-the-effects-of-age-sex-and-acute-bronchiolitis
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Leif Bjarte Rolfsjord, Egil Bakkeheim, Teresa Løvold Berents, Johan Alm, Håvard Ove Skjerven, Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Petter Mowinckel, Ann-Christine Sjöbeck, Karin Cecilie Lødrup Carlsen
OBJECTIVE: To identify morning salivary cortisol reference values in infancy and at 2 years of age and to investigate the influence of age, sex and acute bronchiolitis. STUDY DESIGN: In this South-East Norwegian cohort study, 308 children hospitalized with moderate to severe acute bronchiolitis in infancy in 2010-2011 were compared with 223 healthy controls included in 2012 by measuring morning salivary cortisol levels at inclusion and at 2 years of age. Samples were collected shortly after awakening after 6 am...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277700/does-socioeconomic-status-mediate-racial-differences-in-the-cortisol-response-in-middle-childhood
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Jennifer L Tackett, Kathrin Herzhoff, Avanté J Smack, Kathleen W Reardon, Emma K Adam
OBJECTIVE: Race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status are both associated with stress physiology as indexed by cortisol. The present study tested the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in cortisol reactivity are explained by socioeconomic status. METHOD: The sample consisted of 296 racially and socioeconomically diverse children ages 8-11 (47% boys). Mothers reported on children's stressors and socioeconomic status; salivary cortisol levels were assessed before and after the Trier Social Stress Test...
March 9, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273588/associations-between-stress-biology-indicators-and-overweight-across-toddlerhood
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Alison L Miller, Niko Kaciroti, Julie Sturza, Lauren Retzloff, Katherine Rosenblum, Delia M Vazquez, Julie C Lumeng
Biological stress responses are proposed as a pathway through which stress exposure can "get under the skin" and lead to health problems, specifically obesity. Yet, it is not clear when such associations may emerge or whether they are bidirectional. Cortisol and salivary alpha amylase (sAA) were considered indicators of the biological stress response. We tested the longitudinal association between cortisol and sAA and weight in 215 low-income children at ages 21, 27, and 33 months (52% male; 46% non-Hispanic white)...
February 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264636/mothers-parenting-stress-is-associated-with-salivary-cortisol-profiles-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Terpsichori Korpa, Panagiota Pervanidou, Eleni Angeli, Filia Apostolakou, Katerina Papanikolaou, Ioannis Papassotiriou, George P Chrousos, Gerasimos Kolaitis
The aim of this study was to explore the relation between mothers' parenting stress and the functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA), as expressed by daily salivary cortisol concentrations, in their children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Seventy-five children aged 6-11 years diagnosed with ADHD predominant Hyperactive-Impulsive/Combined (ADHD-HI/C, N = 49) and Inattentive symptoms (ADHD-I, N = 26) and 45 healthy peers and their mothers participated in the study...
March 6, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262601/il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-unmedicated-adults-with-adhd-relationship-to-cortisol-awakening-response
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M Corominas-Roso, A Armario, G Palomar, M Corrales, J Carrasco, V Richarte, R Ferrer, M Casas, J A Ramos-Quiroga
There is preliminary evidence that the immune system's cytokines may have impact on ADHD in children. Nevertheless, studies exploring the possible role of pro-inflammatory cytokines in adults with ADHD are lacking. This study aimed to assess differences in serum IL-6 and TNF-α between patients and controls and their possible relationship to resting cortisol. 108 adults with ADHD (DSM-IV), 44 inattentive and 64 combined, age ranging between 18 and 55 years, and 27 healthy controls were included. Major psychiatric disorders and organic comorbidities were excluded...
February 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244601/reduced-hair-cortisol-after-maltreatment-mediates-externalizing-symptoms-in-middle-childhood-and-adolescence
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Lars O White, Marcus Ising, Kai von Klitzing, Susan Sierau, Andrea Michel, Annette M Klein, Anna Andreas, Jan Keil, Leonhard Quintero, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Manfred Uhr, Ruth Gausche, Jody T Manly, Michael J Crowley, Clemens Kirschbaum, Tobias Stalder
BACKGROUND: The enduring impact of childhood maltreatment on biological systems and ensuing psychopathology remains incompletely understood. Long-term effects of stress may be reflected in cumulative cortisol secretion over several months, which is now quantifiable via hair cortisol concentrations (HCC). We conducted a first comprehensive investigation utilizing the potential of hair cortisol analysis in a large sample of maltreated and nonmaltreated children and adolescents. METHOD: Participants included 537 children and adolescents (3-16 years; 272 females) with maltreatment (n = 245) or without maltreatment histories (n = 292)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220490/biological-embedding-of-perinatal-social-relationships-in-infant-stress-reactivity
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Jenna C Thomas, Nicole Letourneau, Crystal I Bryce, Tavis S Campbell, Gerald F Giesbrecht
Whereas significant advances have been made in understanding how exposure to early adversity "gets under the skin" of children to result in long term changes in developmental outcomes, the processes by which positive social relationships become biologically embedded remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to understand the pathways by which maternal and infant social environments become biologically embedded in infant cortisol reactivity. Two hundred seventy-two pregnant women and their infants were prospectively assessed during pregnancy and at 6 months postpartum...
February 21, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215023/hpa-axis-activation-as-a-key-moderator-of-childhood-trauma-exposure-and-adolescent-mental-health
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Kate R Kuhlman, Elisa G Geiss, Ivan Vargas, Nestor Lopez-Duran
Individual differences in a child's sensitivity to stress may influence whether youth exposed to trauma develop symptoms of psychopathology. We examined the interaction between HPA-axis reactivity to an acute stressor and exposure to different types of childhood trauma as predictors of mental health symptoms in a sample of youth. Youth (n = 121, ages 9-16; 47% female) completed a standardized stress task, including 5 post-stress salivary cortisol samples. Parents also completed the Child Behavior Checklist as a measure of child internalizing and externalizing symptoms in the past month, and completed the Early Trauma Inventory (ETI) as a measure of their child's trauma exposure...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209542/social-anxiety-and-the-cortisol-response-to-social-evaluation-in-children-and-adolescents
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Esther van den Bos, Mattie Tops, P Michiel Westenberg
Contradictory findings have been reported on the relation between social anxiety and the cortisol response to social evaluation in youth. The present longitudinal study aimed to clarify this relation by taking pubertal development into account. Data were collected in two waves, two years apart, for a community sample of 196 participants, aged 8-17 years at Time 1. Pubertal development and social anxiety were assessed with self-report questionnaires. Salivary cortisol was obtained before and after participants completed the Leiden Public Speaking Task...
February 7, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202252/what-worries-parents-of-a-child-with-autism-evidence-from-a-biomarker-for-chronic-stress
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Vicki Bitsika, Christopher F Sharpley, Nicholas M Andronicos, Linda L Agnew
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported correlations between various aspects of the behaviour and symptomatology of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their parents' self-reports of stress via standardised scales. AIMS: To extend that literature, a physiological index of parental chronic stress was used instead of their self-reports-dysregulation of the Diurnal Rhythm (DR) of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis. METHODS: A sample of 149 parents of a child with ASD provided salivary cortisol at the predicted time of daily maximum cortisol concentration and at a time of daily lower concentration...
March 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199857/socioeconomic-status-hair-cortisol-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-parents-and-children
#18
Alexandra Ursache, Emily C Merz, Samantha Melvin, Jerrold Meyer, Kimberly G Noble
Socioeconomic disadvantage is consistently linked with higher risk for internalizing problems, and stress is likely one important mechanism explaining this increased risk. Few studies have examined socioeconomic differences in hair cortisol, a novel biomarker of long-term adrenocortical activity and chronic stress. Moreover, no studies have examined whether differences in hair cortisol might explain socioeconomic disparities in internalizing problems. To address these gaps, we first examined relations of socioeconomic status (SES; family income and parental education) to variation in both parents' and children's hair cortisol concentrations (HCC) and then tested whether HCC and perceptions of stress mediated relations of SES to parents' and children's internalizing symptoms...
January 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196789/the-relationship-of-disordered-eating-attitudes-with-stress-level-bone-turnover-markers-and-bone-mineral-density-in-obese-adolescents
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Aslı Okbay Güneş, Müjgan Alikaşifoğlu, Ezgi Şen Demirdöğen, Ethem Erginöz, Türkay Demir, Mine Kucur, Oya Ercan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of stress caused by disordered eating attitudes on bone health in obese adolescents. METHODS: A cross-sectional study comprising 80 obese adolescents was performed from November 2013 to September 2014. Twenty-four-hour urinary free cortisol levels were measured as a biological marker of stress. Bone turnover was evaluated using bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, serum osteocalcin, and urinary N-telopeptide measurements. Bone mineral density was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181041/neurobiological-stress-responses-predict-aggression-in-boys-with-oppositional-defiant-disorder-conduct-disorder-a-1-year-follow-up-intervention-study
#20
Jantiene Schoorl, Sophie van Rijn, Minet de Wied, Stephanie H M van Goozen, Hanna Swaab
To improve outcome for children with antisocial and aggressive behavior, it is important to know which individual characteristics contribute to reductions in problem behavior. The predictive value of a parent training (Parent Management Training Oregon; PMTO), parenting practices (monitoring, discipline, and punishment), and child neurobiological function (heart rate, cortisol) on the course of aggression was investigated. 64 boys with oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder (8-12 years) participated; parents of 22 boys took part in PMTO...
February 8, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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