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.
Practitioner Review: Differential susceptibility theory: might it help in understanding and treating mental health problems in youth?
Open Access paper from the JCPP – ‘The purpose of this review is to focus on the differential susceptibility theory as an alternative explanation of individual differences in mental health and examine its relevance in the treatment of mental health problems in young people’. Elham Assary et al.Read more
The importance and challenges of improving early identification of language abilities: a commentary on Gasparini et al. (2023)
Open Access paper from the JCPP – ‘Finding early predictors of later language skills and difficulties is fraught with challenges because of the wide developmental variation in language. Gasparini et al. (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2023) aimed to address this issue by applying machine learning methods to parent reports taken from a large longitudinal database (Early Language in Victoria Study). This commentary highlights the advantages and challenges of identifying early predictors of language in this way, and discusses future directions that can build on this important contribution.’ Nicola Botting (pic) and Helen Spicer-CainRead more
Research Review: The multifaceted consequences and economic costs of child anxiety problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Open Access paper from the JCPP – ‘Over a quarter of people have an anxiety disorder at some point in their life, with many first experiencing difficulties during childhood or adolescence. Despite this, gaps still exist in the current evidence base of the multiple consequences of childhood anxiety problems and their costs.’ Jack Pollard (pic) et al.Read more
Is age of onset and duration of stimulant therapy for ADHD associated with cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription stimulant misuse?
Open Access paper from the JCPP – This study aimed to assess whether age of onset and duration of stimulant therapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription stimulant misuse during adolescence. Sean Esteban McCabe (pic) et al.Read more
Changes in UK pre-schooler’s mental health symptoms over the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Data from Co-SPYCE study
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ‘We conducted an intensive longitudinal, but not nationally representative, study to examine trajectories of pre-schoolers’ mental symptoms in the United Kingdom during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.’ Peter J. Lawrence (pic) et al.Read more
Gut mycobiome dysbiosis and its impact on intestinal permeability in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Paper from the JCPP – ‘This study aimed to investigate the impact of fungal mycobiome dysbiosis and intestinal permeability on ADHD. The current study is the first to explore altered gut mycobiome dysbiosis using the NGS platform in ADHD.’ Liang-Jen Wang et al.Read more
The acute effects of community violence on young children’s regulatory, behavioral, and developmental outcomes in a low-income urban sample in Brazil
Paper from the JCPP – ‘This study leverages natural variation in the timing and location of community homicides to estimate their acute effects on the regulatory, behavioral, and developmental outcomes of Brazilian 3-year-olds.’ Dana C. McCoy (pic) et al.Read more
Research Review: Current evidence for avoidant restrictive food intake disorder: Implications for clinical practice and future directions
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder) is a relatively new diagnostic term covering a number of well-recognised, clinically significant disturbances in eating behaviour unrelated to body weight/shape concerns. Its phenotypic heterogeneity combined with much about the condition remaining unknown, can contribute to uncertainties about best practice. While other reviews of the evidence base for ARFID exist, few specifically target health care professionals and implications for clinical practice. Tanith Archibald and Rachel Bryant-Waugh.Read more
Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ‘The threats to health, associated restrictions and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to increases in mental health difficulties for many. Parents, in particular, have experienced many challenges such as having to combine work with home-schooling their children and other caring responsibilities’. Simona Skripkauskaite (pic) et al.Read more
Validation of the Parental Understanding and Misperceptions about BAby’s Sleep Questionnaire using auto-videosomnography
Paper from the JCPP – ‘The current study aimed to (a) develop an assessment tool measuring parental understanding and misperceptions about baby’s sleep (PUMBA-Q); (b) validate the questionnaire using self-report and objective sleep measures.’ Eunyeong Jang et al.Read more