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dc.contributor.authorFranklin, T
dc.contributor.authorLee, A
dc.contributor.authorHall, N
dc.contributor.authorHetrick, S
dc.contributor.authorOng, J
dc.contributor.authorHaslam, N
dc.contributor.authorKarsz, F
dc.contributor.authorVance, A
dc.date.available2014-05-22T07:46:28Z
dc.date.issued2010-02-01
dc.identifierpii: S0033291709990365
dc.identifier.citationFranklin, T., Lee, A., Hall, N., Hetrick, S., Ong, J., Haslam, N., Karsz, F. & Vance, A. (2010). The association of visuospatial working memory with dysthymic disorder in pre-pubertal children. PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE, 40 (2), pp.253-261. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291709990365.
dc.identifier.issn0033-2917
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33021
dc.description© 2010 Cambridge University Press. Online edition of the journal is available at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PSM
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Visuospatial working memory (VSWM) deficits have not been investigated specifically in children with dysthymic disorder (DD), although they are associated with impairments in attention that commonly occur in DD. This study investigates VSWM impairment in children with DD. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of VSWM in 6- to 12-year-old children with medication-naive DD (n=26) compared to an age-, gender- and 'performance IQ' (PIQ)-matched healthy control group (n=28) was completed. RESULTS: The DD group demonstrated impairment in VSWM, including impairment in the spatial span and strategy components of VSWM. Furthermore, the VSWM impairment remained after controlling for spatial span. Inattentive symptoms were significantly associated with the VSWM impairment. CONCLUSIONS: This study of children with DD found deficits in performance on VSWM tasks, suggesting that fronto-striatal-parietal neural networks that underlie processes of attention and the executive component of VSWM are dysfunctional in children with DD. These findings further our understanding of DD and suggest more specific interventions that might improve functioning.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
dc.subjectattention
dc.subjectchildren
dc.subjectdysthymic disorder
dc.subjectvisuospatial working memory
dc.titleThe association of visuospatial working memory with dysthymic disorder in pre-pubertal children
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033291709990365
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics (Royal Children's Hospital)
melbourne.publication.statusPublished
melbourne.source.titlePsychological Medicine
melbourne.source.volume40
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages253-261
melbourne.publicationid139667
dc.description.doi10.1017/S0033291709990365
melbourne.elementsid319518
melbourne.contributor.authorHetrick, Sarah
melbourne.contributor.authorHaslam, Nicholas
melbourne.contributor.authorVance, Alasdair
melbourne.contributor.authorHALL, NICOLE
melbourne.contributor.authorFranklin, Tamsen
melbourne.contributor.authorLEE, AMY
melbourne.contributor.authorONG, JEAN YHI
melbourne.contributor.authorKARSZ, FELICITY
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8978
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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