Here’s how it typically works. A parent brings their child to their pediatrician, concerned about a potential mental health condition — maybe it’s anxiety, or maybe it’s depression.
Josh loves coming to the Waisman Center. He has told his mom Julia several times that he particularly enjoys the two-day visits because he gets to spend more time at the center. His brain is special so it is cool that the scientists want to study it, he tells Julia.
Early childhood maltreatment can have long lasting effects that follow a person into adulthood.
Parenting behavior is a well-established correlate of offspring ADHD. However, little is known about how parenting exerts its effects on offspring ADHD symptomatology.
James Li, PhD, associate professor of psychology and a Waisman Center investigator, has been awarded the inaugural A.A. Alexander Professorship in recognition of his significant collaborations between the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at UW-Madison.
Title: A Gene‐Environment Interaction Study of Polygenic Scores and Maltreatment on Childhood ADHD Legend: The interaction between a categorized ADHD polygenic score (PGS) and maltreatment factor score was insignificant, although the main effects of both …
There is substantial heterogeneity in the development of depression from adolescence into adulthood. Yet, little is known about the risk factors underlying its various patterns of development. For instance, despite the discovery of genetic variants for depression, these discoveries have not accounted for the high degree of genetic covariation between multiple disorders, nor have they been applied to disambiguate its heterogeneous developmental presentations.
There is converging evidence that mental disorders are more optimally conceptualized in a hierarchical framework (i.e., the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology, HiTOP) that transcends the categorical boundaries of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). However, the majority of this evidence comes from studies that draw upon predominantly European American or Caucasian populations.
Black youths are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Yet, says University of Wisconsin–Madison Psychology Professor James Li, they are underrepresented by research studies examining the behaviors that can lead them there, and the potential interventions to help prevent it. Most studies have focused on predominantly white adolescents.
Inconsistent parental discipline is a robust correlate of child attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, but few studies have considered the role of inconsistent positive parenting on ADHD, as well as the effects of stress on negative and positive parental consistency.