The Bridge

The Bridge is our free online publication presenting the most clinically-relevant research from our two peer reviewed journals: Child and Adolescent Mental Health and The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, as well as interesting and important studies from the wider literature.

You can download a pdf of each issue of The Bridge from the home page of that particular month. You can also read each individual article in our Research Digests section, each of which also have a downloadable pdf.

The main purpose of The Bridge, and our Research Digests, is knowledge dissemination. They will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, trainees, early career researchers, and those in clinical practice.
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  • July 2020 – The Bridge

    In this issue, we summarise recent studies on a wide range of topics – including sleep, sensory symptoms, emotional symptoms, disinhibition, alcohol misuse, complex PTSD symptoms, and self-harm – which reveal new insights helping us to better understand and address psychopathology in young people.

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  • June 2020 – The Bridge

    Includes ‘Are social networking sites contributing to depression and anxiety symptoms in young people?’

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  • May 2020 – The Bridge

    Includes general ‘Mental Health in Deaf Children’ and ‘Accessing good communication – Deaf children in a mental health assessment’

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  • April 2020 – The Bridge

    This edition of The Bridge focuses on CBT, includes ‘Can transdiagnostic CBT improve outcomes in children with ASD?’ and ‘Does online CBT work for treating adolescent anxiety?’

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  • March 2020 – The Bridge

    This edition of The Bridge features research digests on ‘FRIENDS’ and anxiety, CAMHS and technology training, OCD and anxiety, parenting, autism and more.

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  • February 2020 issue – The Bridge attachment edition

    This edition of The Bridge features paternal attachment, early caregiving, disinhibited social engagement behaviour, adolescent security and a parent’s perspective on attachment and adoption.

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  • January 2020 issue – The Bridge ADHD edition

    Special edition of The Bridge on ADHD, includes guidelines on service transition for young people, substance use, emotional impulsivity, emotion dysregulation, diagnosis and misdiagnosis.

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  • December 2019 issue – The Bridge

    Summaries include; if parental consanguinity predicts the severity of Autistic symptoms; study the transmission of intergenerational anxiety in families; systematic review into the effectiveness of available interventions to treat PTSD; the efficacy of teacher assessments vs exams to assess performance in UK schools; relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and extreme demand avoidance in young people with Autism; and how fluctuations in external environmental noise affect the developing Autonomic Nervous System in babies.

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  • The Bridge front cover Parental Mental illness

    Parental Mental Illness Special Edition

    Welcome to The Bridge. In this edition we focus on parental mental illness and its effect on children. This is published in advance of the ACAMH conference “Parental Mental Illness – Supporting children and young people who live with a parent with a mental illness”.

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  • Suicide and Self-Harm Special Edition

    The National Confidential Enquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health Annual Report (2018)  highlighted that suicide in the under 20’s is rising generally and that the number of suicides rises towards late teens.

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