To celebrate the Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal’s 25th anniversary, we have released the 25 top cited articles of all time*! All papers are freely available online for you to read.
Number 1 of 25 is…
Mark J.D. Jordans, Wietse A. Tol, Ivan H. Komproe, Joop V.T.M. De Jong
Key Practitioner Message:
- There is a serious lack of rigorous studies evaluating psychosocial care for children affected by war.
- Though some treatment evaluation studies are promising, effect sizes of controlled studies are moderate and several studies have methodological flaws.
- Despite the PTSD bias of evaluation studies, papers describing treatment approaches support a paradigm shift from tertiary to primary care, with the main focus on community‐based approaches.
- Most descriptive papers lack a comprehensive presentation of treatment modalities and either report single interventions or are limited to position statements.
* as of December 2019