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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Psychological resilience in young people

    Having spent a lot of time on a camp bed in a paediatric ward with young people and their families, some of whom were inpatients for weeks on end and facing huge physical challenges, it has made me wonder a great deal about the elements of psychological resilience in young people.

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  • Anxiety Edition – foreword by Dr Mark Lovell

    This edition of The Bridge covers the topic of anxiety. Owing to anxiety being common, with all of us experiencing a state of anxiety at some time and many also having trait anxiety, it is no surprise that ACAMH’s two main academic outputs the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Mental Health contain some good quality research on anxiety advancing our knowledge of the science and evidence based practice.

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