2023 Top 10 Downloaded Journal Papers

After another successful year for our three journals, the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry (JCPP), the Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal, and JCPP Advances, we are proud to present the top 10 most downloaded papers for each journal, published in 2023, as of 27 November 2023.

ACAMH would like to offer our sincere gratitude to all our peer reviewers, paper authors, and members for contributing to the ongoing success of ACAMH’s journals. We look forward to the new year and continuing to work towards our vision of ‘Sharing best evidence, improving practice’.

The results are in, and in recognition of the success of our three journals, the JCPP, the CAMH and JCPP Advances, we are proud to present the top 10 most downloaded papers for each journal, published in 2023.

JCPP Top 10 Downloaded Papers

  • Free AccessEditorial: Is autism overdiagnosed?‘ by Eric Fombonne (Volume 64, Issue 5)


  • Open Access Melatonin use and the risk of self-harm and unintentional injuries in youths with and without psychiatric disorders‘ by Marica Leone, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Tyra Lagerberg, Johan Bjureberg, Agnieszka Butwicka, Zheng Chang, Henrik Larsson, Brian M. D’Onofrio, Amy Leval, and Sarah E. Bergen (Volume 64, Issue 7)
    • Podcast ‘Melatonin Use and the Risk of Self-Harm and Unintentional Injuries in Youths’ with Dr. Marica Leone


  • Open Access ‘Associations of screen use with cognitive development in early childhood: the ELFE birth cohort’ by Shuai Yang, Mélèa Saïd, Hugo Peyre, Franck Ramus, Marion Taine, Evelyn C. Law, Marie-Noëlle Dufourg, Barbara Heude, Marie-Aline Charles, and Jonathan Y. Bernard (Early View)


  • Open AccessCommentary: Best practices and processes for assessment of autism spectrum disorder – the intended role of standardized diagnostic instruments‘ by Somer L. Bishop, and Catherine Lord (Volume 64, Issue 5)


  • Open Access ‘Editorial Perspective: What can we learn from hunter-gatherers about children’s mental health? An evolutionary perspective‘ by Nikhil Chaudhary, and Annie Swanepoel (Volume 64, Issue 10)
    • Blog ‘Hunter-gatherer childhoods may offer clues to improving education and wellbeing in developed countries, Cambridge study argues’
    • Podcast ‘What can we learn from hunter-gatherers about children’s mental health?’ with Dr. Nikhil Chaudhary and Dr. Annie Swanepoel


  • Open Access ‘Academic motivation decreases across adolescence for youth with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Effects of motivation on academic success‘ by Zoe R. Smith, Marcus Flax, Stephen P. Becker, and Joshua Langberg (Volume 64, Issue 9)
    • Podcast ‘Academic Motivation in Youth With and Without ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)’ with Dr. Zoe Smith
    • Video Abstract with Dr. Zoe Smith


  • Open AccessSubjective and objective experiences of childhood adversity: a meta-analysis of their agreement and relationships with psychopathology‘ by Emma R. Francis, Anna Tsaligopoulou, Sarah E. Stock, Jean-Baptiste Pingault, and Jessie R. Baldwin (Volume 64, Issue 8)
    • Podcast ‘Subjective and Objective Experiences of Childhood Adversity’ with Emma Francis and Dr. Jessie Baldwin 


  • Open AccessResearch Review: Viewing self-harm images on the internet and social media platforms: systematic review of the impact and associated psychological mechanisms’ by Karima Susi, Francesca Glover-Ford, Anne Stewart, Rebecca Knowles Bevis, and Keith Hawton (Volume 64, Issue 8)


  • Open Access ‘Editorial Perspective: When is a ‘small effect’ actually large and impactful?’ by Emma Grace Carey, Isobel Ridler, Tamsin Jane Ford, and Argyris Stringaris (Volume 64, Issue 11)


  • Open AccessPractitioner Review: It’s time to bridge the gap – understanding the unmet needs of consumers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – a systematic review and recommendations‘ by Matthew Bisset, Louise E. Brown, Sampada Bhide, Pooja Patel, Nardia Zendarski, David Coghill, Leanne Payne, Mark A. Bellgrove, Christel M. Middeldorp, and Emma Sciberras (Volume 64, Issue 6)


CAMH Top 10 Downloaded Papers

Open Access

  • Open AccessDebate: Neurodiversity, autism and healthcare’ by Jonathan Green, (Volume 28, Issue 3)


  • Open AccessReview: Review: Interventions to prevent or manage self-harm among students in educational settings – a systematic review‘ by Rasanat Fatima Nawaz, Joanna K. Anderson, Louise Colville, Catherine Fraser-Andrews, and Tamsin Jane Ford (Early View)


  • Open AccessA qualitative study of young people’s lived experiences of suicide and self-harm: intentionality, rationality and authenticity‘ by Hazel Marzetti, Lisa McDaid, and Rory O’Connor (Volume 28, Issue 4)


  • Open Access Review: Review: Crisis responses for children and young people – a systematic review of effectiveness, experiences and service organisation (CAMH-Crisis)‘ by Deborah Edwards, Judith Carrier, Judit Csontos, Nicola Evans, Mair Elliott, Elizabeth Gillen, Ben Hannigan, Rhiannon Lane, and Liz Williams (Early View)


  • Free AccessEditorial: Control alt delete – technology and children’s mental health’ by Hiran Thabrew, and Lina Gega (Volume 28, Issue 1, 2023 Special Issue)
    • Podcast ‘Technology and Mental Health for Children and Adolescents: Pros and Cons’ with Professor Lina Gega and Dr. Hiran Thabrew


  • Open AccessCommentary: A spectrum for all? A response to Green et al. (2023), neurodiversity, autism and health care’ by Andrew Whitehouse (Volume 28, Issue 3)


  • Open AccessReview: Recommendations for male-friendly counselling with adolescent males: A qualitative systematic literature review‘ by Micah Boerma, Nathan Beel, Carla Jeffries, and Jesse Ruse (Volume 28, Issue 4)
    • Podcast ‘Recommendations for male-friendly counselling with adolescent males’ with Micah Boerma


  • Open AccessTechnology Matters: Online, self-help single session interventions could expand current provision, improving early access to help for young people with depression symptoms, including minority groups‘ by Maria E. Loades, and Jessica L. Schleider (Volume 28, Issue 4)
    • Podcast ‘Single Session Interventions: Expanding Current Provision and Improving Early Access’ with Dr. Maria Loades


  • Open AccessDebate: Response to “Should academics collaborate with digital companies to improve young people’s mental health”‘ by Natalia Kucirkova (Volume 28, Issue 2)

Non-Open Access

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  • Original Article ‘Age-related differences in social media use, online social support, and depressive symptoms in adolescents and emerging adults‘ by Madison Politte-Corn, Elizabeth A. Nick, and Autumn Kujawa (Volume 28, Issue 4)
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JCPP Advances Top 10 Downloaded Paper

  • Open AccessCategorical versus dimensional structure of autism spectrum disorder: A multi-method investigation’ by Thomas W. Frazier, Lacey Chetcuti, Fouad A. Al-Shaban, Nick Haslam, Iman Ghazal, Eric W. Klingemier, Mohammed Aldosari, Andrew J. O. Whitehouse, Eric A. Youngstrom, Antonio Y. Hardan, and Mirko Uljarević (Volume 3 Issue 2)
    • Podcast ‘Categorical versus Dimensional Structure of Autism’ with Dr. Tom Frazier


  • Open AccessSocial, emotional and behavioural difficulties associated with persistent speech disorder in children: A prospective population study‘ by Yvonne Wren, Emma Pagnamenta, Faith Orchard, Tim J. Peters, Alan Emond, Kate Northstone, Laura Louise Miller, and Susan Roulstone (Volume 3, Issue 1)
    • Podcast ‘Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Associated with Persistent Speech Disorder in Children’ with Dr. Yvonne Wren and Dr. Emma Pagnamenta


  • Open Access Current evidence for avoidant restrictive food intake disorder: Implications for clinical practice and future directions‘ by Tanith Archibald, and Rachel Bryant-Waugh (Volume 3, Issue 2)


  • Open AccessThe multifaceted consequences and economic costs of child anxiety problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis‘ by Jack Pollard, Tessa Reardon, Chloe Williams, Cathy Creswell, Tamsin Ford, Alastair Gray, Nia Roberts, Paul Stallard, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, and Mara Violato (Volume 3, Issue 3, Special Issue)


  • Open AccessSleep parameters and problems in adolescents with and without ADHD: A systematic review and meta-analysis’ by Finja Marten, Lena Keuppens, Dieter Baeyens, Bianca E. Boyer, Marina Danckaerts, Samuele Cortese, and Saskia Van der Oord (Volume 3, Issue 3, Special Issue)


  • Open AccessA systematic review and meta-analysis of nonpharmacological interventions for children and adolescents with selective mutism‘ by Gino Hipolito, Emma Pagnamenta, Helen Stacey, Emily Wright, Victoria Joffe, Kou Murayama, and Cathy Creswell (Volume 3, Issue 3, Special Issue)


  • Open AccessDelineating early developmental pathways to ADHD: Setting an international research agenda‘ by Meghan Miller, Anne B. Arnett, Elizabeth Shephard, Tony Charman, Hanna C. Gustafsson, Heather M. Joseph, Sarah Karalunas, Joel T. Nigg, Guilherme V. Polanczyk, Elinor L. Sullivan, and Emily J. H. Jones (Volume 3, Issue 2)


  • Open AccessThe effects of COVID-19 on child mental health: Biannual assessments up to April 2022 in a clinical and two general population samples‘ by Josjan Zijlmans, Jacintha M. Tieskens, Hedy A. van Oers, Hekmat Alrouh, Michiel A. J. Luijten, Rowdy de Groot, Daniël van der Doelen, Helen Klip, Rikkert M. van der Lans, Ronald de Meyer, Malindi van der Mheen, I. Hyun Ruisch, Germie van den Berg, Hilgo Bruining, Jan Buitelaar, Rachel van der Rijken, Pieter J. Hoekstra, Marloes Kleinjan, Ramón J. L. Lindauer, Kim J. Oostrom, Wouter Staal, Robert Vermeiren, Ronald Cornet, Lotte Haverman, Arne Popma, Meike Bartels, and Tinca J. C. Polderman (Volume 3, Issue 2)


  • Open AccessIQ trajectories in autistic children through preadolescence‘ by Marjorie Solomon, An-Chuen (Billy) Cho, Ana-Maria Iosif, Brianna Heath, Apurv Srivastav, Christine Wu Nordahl, Emilio Ferrer, and David Amaral (Volume 3, Issue 1)


  • Open AccessMore frequent naps are associated with lower cognitive development in a cohort of 8–38-month-old children, during the Covid-19 pandemic‘ by Teodora Gliga, Alexandra Hendry, Shannon P. Kong, Ben Ewing, Catherine Davies, Michelle McGillion, and Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez (Volume 3, Issue 4)

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