Mixed-handedness is linked to mental health problems in children and adolescents.
|Title||Mixed-handedness is linked to mental health problems in children and adolescents.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Rodriguez, A, Kaakinen M, Moilanen I, Taanila A, McGough JJ, Loo S, Järvelin M-R|
|Date Published||2010 Feb|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Child, Female, Functional Laterality, Humans, Language Development Disorders, Logistic Models, Male, Mental Disorders, Motor Skills|
Problems with language and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood and adolescence are often strongly linked to low scholastic performance. Early recognition of children who are at increased risk is necessary. Our objective was to determine whether mixed-handedness, which is associated with atypical cerebral laterality, is associated with language, scholastic, and ADHD symptoms in childhood and adolescence.