Research Digests

  • Early intervention for teenagers on the autism spectrum

    An emerging initiative for teenagers on the autism spectrum, their parents and siblings, from Dr Bairbre Glynn, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

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  • Syrian refugee study to be presented at WHO HQ

    A JCPP study looking at the effectiveness of support groups for Syrian refugees living in Jordan has been presented at a WHO meeting in Geneva. According to the authors, the randomised controlled trial is the first to apply such robust evaluations to humanitarian interventions for refugee mental health. It found the community-based programme offered modest […]

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  • Self-Harm: The Parent’s View

    Though it is not always openly discussed, the impact self-harm has on the individual and their family, can be very distressing. For someone to recover from ‘rock-bottom’ requires support, with family being an obvious source. It makes sense that the pillars of this support system, parents in most cases, feel equipped to support their child in recovering from such an experience. Saying this, there is little research on parents’ perspective of care following self-harm.

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  • Gender identity and children with autism spectrum disorder

    Consultant Psychiatrist Ruth Bevan introduces Gender Dysphoria and Gender Identity Disorder and discusses the assessment and treatment of Gender Identity Disorder in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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