Some highlights from our three journals JCPP, CAMH, and JCPP Advances. Each one of the posts below provides a link to read, and download the full paper.
Research Review: The typical and atypical development of empathy: How big is the gap from lab to field?
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – “Empathy-understanding and sharing someone else’s feelings-is crucial for social bonds. Studies on empathy development are limited and mainly performed with behavioural assessments. This is in contrast to the extensive literature on cognitive and affective empathy in adults. However, understanding the mechanisms behind empathy development is critical to developing early interventions to support children with limited empathy.” Chiara Bulgarelli and Emily J. H. JonesRead more
Long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of a therapist-supported online remote behavioural intervention for tics in children and adolescents: extended 12- and 18-month follow-up of a single-blind randomised controlled trial
Open Access paper from the JCPP- “Little is known about the long-term effectiveness of behavioural therapy for tics. We aimed to assess the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of online therapist-supported exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy for tics 12 and 18 months after treatment initiation.” Chris Hollis (pic) et al.Read more
Mental health impact of autism on families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities of genetic origin
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – “In a cohort with IDD of genetic aetiology, we tested the hypothesis that excess risk attached to those with ASD + IDD, in terms of both children’s mental health and parental psychological distress.” Jeanne Wolstencroft (pic) and Ramya Srinivasan et al.Read more
Pre-pragmatic language use in toddlerhood: Developmental antecedents, aetiological factors, and associations to autism
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – “Little is known about the factors that contribute to decontextualized language use in toddlers and whether these are different from factors contributing to general language development. We studied longitudinal associations between parent-rated core language and non-verbal socio-communicative abilities at 14 months of age, and decontextualized language use at 24 months of age in children with typical and elevated likelihood of ASD (total N = 303).” Maja Rudling (pic) et al.Read more
Open Access paper from the JCPP – “We review three worked examples (of stress processing, early activity level in ADHD and social brain development in autism) to illustrate how these new approaches might lead to new conceptual and translatable insights into neurodevelopment”. Sam Wass and Emily J.H. Jones (pic)Read more
Editorial Perspective: How can we help the children of Ukraine and others affected by military conflict?
Free Access paper from the CAMH journal – “The adoption of a pyramid of resources from universally available psychoeducational materials to specialised forms of trauma-informed interventions allows for screening and provision of appropriate levels of assistance”. Rachel Calam (pic) et al.Read more
The role of inflammation in the prospective associations between early childhood sleep problems and ADHD at 10 years: findings from a UK birth cohort study
Open Access paper from the JCPP – “We investigate (a) the association between early childhood sleep and probable ADHD diagnosis in childhood and (b) whether childhood circulating inflammatory markers mediate these prospective associations”. Isabel Morales-Muñoz (pic) et al.Read more
Improving adolescent mental health and protection in humanitarian settings: longitudinal findings from a multi-arm randomized controlled trial of child-friendly spaces among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
Open Access paper from the JCPP – “A randomized controlled trial was done in four villages within the Omugo extension of Rhino Camp refugee settlement in the West Nile region of Uganda”. Janna Metzler (pic) et al.Read more
Editorial Perspective: When to start de-implementation of interventions: the case of cognitive training for children with ADHD
Open Access paper from the JCPP – “The picture is clear that the large majority of the cognitive training paradigms that are currently being distributed commercially for children with ADHD on a large scale are not backed-up by a sufficient evidence base. This does not suggest that further treatment development research is not warranted as we believe that this line of research may one day lead to effective treatments.” Tycho J. Dekkers (pic) and Saskia van der OordRead more
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – “It is unclear whether findings from previous network analyses of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among children and adolescents are generalizable to youth living in war-torn settings and whether there are differences in the structure and connectivity of symptoms between children and adolescents”. Florian Scharpf (pic) et al.Read more