The effects of childhood maltreatment and anxiety proneness on neuropsychological test performance in non-clinical older adolescents.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, P.O. Box 241, Cape Town 8000, South Africa. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The effect of childhood maltreatment (CM) on neuropsychological performance is well established, but the effect of anxiety proneness (AP) on such performance has been underexplored. We assessed the predictive ability of CM and AP, and their interaction, in non-clinical adolescents, for a range of previously documented neuropsychological deficits.

Keywords

Adolescents,Anxiety sensitivity,Child abuse,Child neglect,Neuropsychology,Trait anxiety,