Sleep to Internalizing Pathway in Young Adolescents (SIPYA): A proposed model
This theoretical model aims to explain some of the neural pathways that link sleep disturbance with escalating internalizing symptoms across adolescence. Specifically, Akbar et al. argue that sleep disturbance around the onset of puberty can interrupt intrinsic brain network dynamics (e.g. .default mode network) and put youth at risk for worsening repetitive negative thinking and internalizing symptoms.