Mixed-handedness is linked to mental health problems in children and adolescents.

TitleMixed-handedness is linked to mental health problems in children and adolescents.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRodriguez, A, Kaakinen M, Moilanen I, Taanila A, McGough JJ, Loo S, Järvelin M-R
JournalPediatrics
Volume125
Issue2
Paginatione340-8
Date Published2010 Feb
ISSN1098-4275
KeywordsAdolescent, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Child, Female, Functional Laterality, Humans, Language Development Disorders, Logistic Models, Male, Mental Disorders, Motor Skills
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.51
Alternate JournalPediatrics