November 2020 – The Bridge

Stephanie Lewis
Dr. Stephanie Lewis is a Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. She studied medicine at Imperial College London, and since graduating has undertaken integrated clinical and academic training, including psychiatry training at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the IoPPN. She is currently undertaking an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, and continues to work as a psychiatrist in child and adolescent mental health services.

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Welcome to the November 2020 issue of The Bridge, click on the front cover to download the issue as a pdf or read the individual November 2020 articles online.

Welcome to the November 2020 issue of The Bridge. The research featured in this issue covers a wide range of topics relevant to our work with young people, including neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioural disorders, their comorbidity, and their links with functioning and quality of life. To reveal new insights about these topics, the studies used uniquely informative designs, such as longitudinal twin designs, and sophisticated analytical techniques, such as machine learning. I hope you enjoy reading about this excellent research.

At ACAMH we’ve also been making plans for an exciting new initiative to learn from research…

CAMHS around the Campfire

ACAMH is teaming up with the Mental Elf to bring you CAMHS around the Campfire, an online journal club for people interested in youth mental health research. Each meeting we’ll get together with subject experts to discuss new research and its implications for young people and clinical practice.

Our first meeting will be held in early December, when we’ll focus on Faith Orchard and colleagues’ study that’s featured in this issue of The Bridge. Faith’s research found that young people who reported poor sleep were at greater risk of developing anxiety and depression later in adolescence and young adulthood. We’ll discuss the strengths and limitations of the study, and consider how the findings might inform strategies to prevent anxiety and depression in young people.

Read about Faith Orchard and colleagues’ study in this issue of The Bridge in the article titled ‘Insufficient sleep during adolescence might pose a risk for later depression and anxiety’.

Sign up to this FREE event now, plus ACAMH Members attending will be eligle for a CPD certificate.

Looking forward to joining many of you there!

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Articles from the November 2020 edition

A machine learning approach identifies unique predictors of borderline personality disorder

Depressed mothers and their offspring differ in terms of health risk profiles and allostatic load

Utilization of peer-supported youth hotlines is on the rise

Are autistic behaviours a trait or a state of anorexia nervosa?

Are psychotic experiences linked with early school performance?

How useful are Ofsted ratings for predicting educational outcomes and wellbeing at secondary school?

Children with low language ability are at risk of a poor health-related quality-of-life

Is aggression linked with academic performance in young people?

Insufficient sleep during adolescence might pose a risk for later depression and anxiety

Paediatric anxiety disorders confer a considerable public health burden 

How common and costly is persistent health anxiety in young people?

Does having both ADHD and irritability symptoms in childhood predict mental health outcomes in adolescence?

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