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Early Crying, Sleeping, and Feeding Problems and Trajectories of Attention Problems From Childhood to Adulthood

Bilgin, Ayten, Baumann, Nicole, Jaekel, Julia, Breeman, Linda D., Bartmann, Peter, Bäuml, Josef G., Avram, Mihai, Sorg, Christian, Wolke, Dieter (2020) Early Crying, Sleeping, and Feeding Problems and Trajectories of Attention Problems From Childhood to Adulthood. Child Development, 91 (1). e77-e91. ISSN 0009-3920. (doi:10.1111/cdev.13155) (KAR id:82280)

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Abstract

his study investigated if crying, sleeping or feeding problems that co‐occur (multiple regulatory problems [RPs]) or are persistent predict attention problems and diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood and adulthood. Participants were 342 individuals who were assessed at 5, 20, and 56 months for crying, sleeping, and feeding (RPs) and at 6, 8, and 28 years for ADHD diagnoses, attention problems, and attention span. Infants/toddlers with multiple/persistent RPs had an increased risk of receiving an ADHD diagnosis both in childhood and adulthood compared to those who never had RPs. Multiple/persistent RPs were further associated with a high‐decreasing attention problems trajectory from childhood to adulthood. Interventions to alleviate early RPs may prevent the development of attention problems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/cdev.13155
Uncontrolled keywords: Infant Regulatory Problems, Attention Problems, Longitudinal
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Depositing User: Ayten Bilgin
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 16:08 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 09:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82280 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bilgin, Ayten: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9502-5814
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