Irritability in young childhood, such as throwing temper tantrums, may be a precursor to common mental health disorders including depression and anxiety later in life. Very little is known about how health behaviours are associated with symptoms of irritability in young children. Therefore, the purpose of the MOvement behaviours and irritaBILITY in early childhood (MOBILITY) study is to understand how young children’s 24-hour movement behaviours (i.e., physical activity, sleep, time spent sitting) are related to symptoms of irritability over time.
We are now recruiting for this study! Please see the Participant Recruitment section of our website for more information.