• Anti Social Behaviour

    Multiagency professionals trying to deter children from developing antisocial or criminal behaviour should focus on enhancing children’s emotional awareness or affective empathy, according to a recent study of vulnerable children in Amsterdam.

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  • A boy with food representing ARFID

    Defining the familiar: the birth of Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

    Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh has seen many changes in the 30 years she has spent helping children and adolescents overcome their eating disorders. Among these changes was the 2013 inclusion of a new disorder in the psychiatrists’ bible – the DSM.

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  • Falling numbers in child psychiatry

    Falling child psychiatry numbers do not make happy reading

    Drop in the number of child psychiatrists from 1,015 full-time equivalent posts in May 2013 down to 948 in May 2017.

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  • A postcard from Malta

    A postcard from Malta

    “It’s all to do with education and standards, and trying to bridge that gap”

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  • Guest Blog

    Concerned over Green Paper leaks

    Dr Duncan Law on why he’s left so concerned by the recent leaks from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) green paper.

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  • Dr Zeshan Qureshi, Paediatrician

    Joining up services, is the way forward

    Being a paediatrician is an absolute privilege and a core part of my identity.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Co Owners of CAMHS Change report

    Transforming CAMHS from the ground up

    A report, issued this week, ‘Co-owners of Change: CAMHS Transformation Clinical Champions’, provides insights to an important consultation with clinicians, highlighting the desire for clinical engagement.

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  • Dr Max Davie, Paediatrician, holding a sign about ACAMH

    Q&A with Dr Max Davie, Consultant Paediatrician

    Interview with Dr Max Davie, Consultant Paediatrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust & ACAMH Board Member.

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  • Welsh branch puts on dyslexia day with academic heavyweights

    Conference review Dyslexia: From assessment to intervention This September saw ACAMH’s Wales branch host a one day conference on dyslexia in Cardiff. Over sixty delegates made the trip to the city’s All Nations’ Centre to listen to talks from leading researchers and practitioners. The day was opened with a warm welcome from Dr Owen Barry, […]

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  • Practicing what we preach

    Today is World Mental Health Day, with this year’s theme being mental health in the workplace. I believe the most valuable asset any organisation has are its staff, and their wellbeing should be paramount to every CEO.

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