Demographic and mental health assessments in the adolescent brain and cognitive development study: Updates and age-related trajectories

Deanna M. Barch, Matthew D. Albaugh, Arielle Baskin-Sommers, Brittany E. Bryant, Duncan B. Clark, Anthony Steven Dick, Eric Feczko, John J. Foxe, Dylan G. Gee, Jay Giedd, Meyer D. Glantz, James J. Hudziak, Nicole R. Karcher, Kimberly LeBlanc, Melanie Maddox, Erin C. McGlade, Carrie Mulford, Bonnie J. Nagel, Gretchen Neigh, Clare E. PalmerAlexandra S. Potter, Kenneth J. Sher, Susan F. Tapert, Wesley K. Thompson, Laili Xie

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Abstract

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study of 11,880 youth incorporates a comprehensive range of measures assessing predictors and outcomes related to mental health across childhood and adolescence in participating youth, as well as information about family mental health history. We have previously described the logic and content of the mental health assessment battery at Baseline and 1-year follow-up. Here, we describe changes to that battery and issues and clarifications that have emerged, as well as additions to the mental health battery at the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year follow-ups. We capitalize on the recent release of longitudinal data for caregiver and youth report of mental health data to evaluate trajectories of dimensions of psychopathology as a function of demographic factors. For both caregiver and self-reported mental health symptoms, males showed age-related decreases in internalizing and externalizing symptoms, while females showed an increase in internalizing symptoms with age. Multiple indicators of socioeconomic status (caregiver education, family income, financial adversity, neighborhood poverty) accounted for unique variance in both caregiver and youth-reported externalizing and internalizing symptoms. These data highlight the importance of examining developmental trajectories of mental health as a function of key factors such as sex and socioeconomic environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101031
JournalDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume52
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

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We wish to thank all of the wonderful families who participate in the ABCD Study, and all of the outstanding staff who make this work possible. We also wish to thank Drs. Ken Kobak and Dr. Joan Kaufman for their support of the KSADs assessments and Dr. Thomas Achenbach for his support for the CBCL, BPM, ASR, ABCL, and YSR assessments. We also wish to thank Dr. Marybel Robledo Gonzalez for sharing her computation of income-to-needs ratios for use in our analyses. Data used in the preparation of this article were obtained from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (https://abcdstudy.org), held in the NIMH Data Archive (NDA). This is a multisite, longitudinal study designed to recruit more than 10,000 children age 9?10 and follow them over 10 years into early adulthood. The ABCD Study is supported by the National Institutes of Health and additional federal partners under award nos. U01DA041022, U01DA041028, U01DA041048, U01DA041089, U01DA041106, U01DA041117, U01DA041120, U01DA041134, U01DA041148, U01DA041156, U01DA041174, U24DA041123, and U24DA041147. A full list of supporters is available at https://abcdstudy.org/nih-collaborators. A listing of participating sites an d a complete listing of the study investigators can be found at https://abcdstudy.org/principal-investigators.html.ABCD consortium investigators designed and implemented the study and/or provided data but did not necessarily participate in analysis or writing of this report. This manuscript reflects the views of the authors and may not reflect the opinions or views of the NIH or ABCD consortium investigators. The ABCD data repository grows and changes over time. The ABCD data used in this report came from http://dx.doi.org/10.15154/1519007. DOIs can be found at https://nda.nih.gov/abcd/query/abcd-curated-annual-release-3.0.html. U01DA041120-01 (DMB, KS); U01DA041148 (ASP, MDA, JJH); U01DA041028 (DBC); U01DA041089 (SFT); U01DA041134 (DYT); U01DA041174 (NAK); U01DA041089 (MPP); U01DA041022 (DP); U01DA041106 (BZ); U01DA041117 (LC); U24DA041147 (TJ, SFT); K05AA017242 (KS); U01DA050988 (JJF); U01DA041148 (BJN); U24DA041123 (WKT); 1RF1MH120025 (WKT). MA, DMB, ABS, BB, DC, ASD, EF, DGG, JJF, JG, MDG, JH, NRK, BK, KL, MM, ECM, CM, BJN, GN, CEP, ASP, KS, SFT, WKT, and XL have no conflicts to report. All Federal representatives contributed to the interpretation of the data and participated in the preparation, review and approval of the manuscript, consistent with their roles on the ABCD Federal Partners Group. The views and opinions expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors only and do not necessarily represent the views, official policy or position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its affiliated institutions or agencies.

Funding Information:
Data used in the preparation of this article were obtained from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study ( https://abcdstudy.org ), held in the NIMH Data Archive (NDA). This is a multisite, longitudinal study designed to recruit more than 10,000 children age 9–10 and follow them over 10 years into early adulthood. The ABCD Study is supported by the National Institutes of Health and additional federal partners under award nos. U01DA041022 , U01DA041028 , U01DA041048 , U01DA041089 , U01DA041106 , U01DA041117 , U01DA041120 , U01DA041134 , U01DA041148 , U01DA041156 , U01DA041174 , U24DA041123 , and U24DA041147 . A full list of supporters is available at https://abcdstudy.org/nih-collaborators . A listing of participating sites an d a complete listing of the study investigators can be found at https://abcdstudy.org/principal-investigators.html.ABCD consortium investigators designed and implemented the study and/or provided data but did not necessarily participate in analysis or writing of this report. This manuscript reflects the views of the authors and may not reflect the opinions or views of the NIH or ABCD consortium investigators. The ABCD data repository grows and changes over time. The ABCD data used in this report came from http://dx.doi.org/10.15154/1519007 . DOIs can be found at https://nda.nih.gov/abcd/query/abcd-curated-annual-release-3.0.html .

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Longitudinal assessment
  • Mental health
  • Psychopathology

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