JCPP Editorial: Volume 61, Issue 06, June 2020

Louie Sandys
Journal Operations Manager at ACAMH

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Editorial: Some roads less travelled—different routes to understanding the causes of child psychopathology

Arne Lervåg


The most critical issue in our field is to understand the causes of the disorders we study. What genetic and environmental risk factors result in some children developing autism, and others depression? I discussed the issue of causation in an earlier editorial (Lervåg, 2019) and anticipated that ‘we will see many more studies in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP) testing causal relationships’. My prediction is nicely borne out by studies in the current issue of the journal.

We hope you enjoy the full editorial of this Issue, which is free on the Wiley Online Library.

Prof. Arne Lervag

Professor Arne Lervåg is a Professor of Education with a specialization in Educational Psychology at the University of Oslo. Arne’s research interests include development of reading, language and mathematics skills in addition to randomised controlled trials and quantitative methods in psychology and education.

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