Predictors of diagnosis of child psychiatric disorder in adult-infant social-communicative interaction at 12 months

H Marwick , O Doolin , CS Allely , A McConnachie, P. Johnson, C Puckering , J Golding, C Gillberg , Philip Wilson

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Abstract

To establish which social interactive behaviours predict later psychiatric diagnosis, we examined 180 videos of a parent–infant interaction when children were aged one year, from within the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) cohort. Sixty of the videos involved infants who were later diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder at seven years, and 120 were a randomly selected sex-matched control group. Interactive behaviours for both the caregiver and the one year old infant were coded from the videos according to eight holistic categories of interpersonal engagement: Well-being, Contingent Responsiveness, Cooperativeness, Involvement, Activity, Playfulness, Fussiness, and Speech. Lower levels of adult activity and speech in interaction at one year significantly predicted overall diagnosis of child psychiatric disorder.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-572
Number of pages11
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • autism
  • conduct disorder
  • ADHD
  • disruptive behaviour disorders
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • developmental
  • infancy
  • mother-infant interactions
  • parenting
  • parent-child
  • parent psychopathology

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    Marwick , H., Doolin , O., Allely , CS., McConnachie, A., Johnson, P., Puckering , C., Golding, J., Gillberg , C., & Wilson, P. (2013). Predictors of diagnosis of child psychiatric disorder in adult-infant social-communicative interaction at 12 months. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(1), 562-572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2012.09.007