Most cited CAMH paper #1 of 25: Systematic Review of Evidence and Treatment Approaches: Psychosocial and Mental Health Care for Children in War

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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

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