How can we identify and treat Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental health condition where a person worries about perceived flaws in their appearance — flaws that are unnoticeable to others, or else appear incredibly slight. It affects people of any age but is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults, and although common, it frequently goes unrecognised or misdiagnosed.Read more
Welcome to Dr Dennis Ougrin
Our new Editor in Chief of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal.Read more
Dramatherapy: History, Applications and Outcome Measures
Dramatherapist, Kairo Maynard, on the development of dramatherapy and how it can be used to help support young people.Read more
Does mental health awareness do more harm than good? A response from Prof Tamsin Ford to The Spectator
The Spectator recently published an article on mental health awareness. Professor Tamsin Ford responds, “The dismissive tone of the article is unfortunate and undermines the important point that the author could have made, which is that policy should be evidence-based and evaluated for unexpected consequences.”Read more
Developmental Trauma: How useful is this framework?
Dr Catherine Frogley reflects on the use of the developmental trauma framework from her perspective as a Clinical Psychologist working in a Post-Adoption Support Service.Read more
A cup half full or half empty? A reflection on 15 years working with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the UK
“It has been 15 years now that I have been working within the field of specialist diagnosis and behavioural management of individuals with FASD. At this point in my journey, as well as the journey of FASD diagnostic services in the UK, it felt like a good time to step sideways and reflect on how far we had come and where we still have yet to go.”Read more
Supporting Prepubertal Children with anorexia nervosa – a clinician’s experience
Five patients under the age of twelve have presented with Anorexia Nervosa in the last six months to our community CAMHS Eating Disorders Team, in the North of England, representing 16% of our average annual caseload.Read more
Child to Parent Violence
Professor Stephen Scott responds to the ITV news’ story about child to parent violence. It was based on a report published on 11 July called Let’s Talk About: Child to Parent Violence and Aggression by the authors Dr Wendy Thorley and Al Coates MBE.Read more
ACAMH Board Member elected Fellow of the prestigious British Academy
Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke is one of four UK psychologists among 76 distinguished scientists and scholars to be elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. He is an ACAMH Board Member and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.Read more
Can this app help autistic people with anxiety?
Available on the Apple App Store today, Molehill Mountain is the first evidence-led smartphone app aiming to help autistic adults understand and self-manage their own anxiety. The app has been developed by UK research charity Autistica and researchers at King’s College London with input from autistic people.Read more