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Study Evaluates The Impact Of Childhood Temperament On Later Alcohol Use/Problems

(7/15/2013)

Study Evaluates The Impact Of Childhood Temperament On Later Alcohol Use/Problems
Medical News Today
July 12, 2013

Most risk and protective factors for alcohol use have roots in early childhood. In other words, an individual enters adolescence with personality characteristics and life experiences that have accumulated during the first decade of life. An evaluation of measures of temperament from children six months through to five years of age has found that childhood temperament prior to age five predicts adolescent alcohol use and problems at age 15.5 years, even after controlling for socio-demographic factors and parental alcohol problems.

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Keywords: study, temperament, child, alcohol, use, impact



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