Editorial: Debates in scientific practice
When CAMH’s editor‐in‐chief Dr. Dennis Ougrin asked me to take editorial responsibility for the CAMH debate section, I responded with two questions: ‘Who is the debate section for?’ and ‘What, in your view as editor, is the purpose of debate?’ Dr. Ougrin was clear that the prime function of ‘CAMH debates’ is to be educational. After debating debates at some length, we agreed that our intended audience for CAMH debates included academics, clinicians and commissioners internationally. We also hope that they may be useful to young people and their families. CAMH’s aim is to foster evidence‐based clinical practice and clinically orientated research among clinicians and health services researchers working with children and adolescents, and their parents and families in relation to, or with a particular interest in, mental health, and the CAMH debate series shares that aim.
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Sabina is the Associate Editor for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal, for debates and clinical research updates.
Sabina trained at the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, subsequently specialising in Psychiatry, and later in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
She is a highly experienced Consultant Psychiatrist currently working for Clinical Partners, looking after Children and Adolescents.
Sabina specialises in; behavioural conditions, working with children under five, transition to university, paediatric liaison and chronic conditions such as; Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Self-harm and Early Onset Psychosis.
You can find Sabina on Twitter @DrSabinaDosani