Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Trauma Symptoms and Executive Functioning in Children: A Pilot Report on Depression and Anxiety as Mediators

Kate B. Nooner* and Kirsten D. Leaberry
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Corresponding author : Kate B. Nooner
Department of Psychology, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28403
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Received: July 27, 2013 Accepted: September 23, 2013 Published: September 27, 2013
Citation: Nooner KB, Leaberry KD (2013) Trauma Symptoms and Executive Functioning in Children: A Pilot Report on Depression and Anxiety as Mediators. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000113

Abstract

Trauma Symptoms and Executive Functioning in Children: A Pilot Report on Depression and Anxiety as Mediators

Trauma symptoms have been linked to long-term defects in executive functioning in clinical samples of youth. Symptoms of depression and anxiety, which commonly co-occur with traumatic symptoms, may also play a role in executive functioning deficits. These associations have yet to be explored in healthy children, who may hold important clues for fostering resilience following trauma.

Keywords: Depression; Anxiety; Trauma; Executive functioning; Children;Adolescents

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