Evidence Synthesis Studies, and Autonomic Dysregulation and Self-injurious Thoughts and Behaviour

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In this Papers Podcast, Dr. Alessio Bellato discusses his JCPP Advances Special Issue Editorial ‘Evidence-based child and adolescent mental health care: The role of high-quality and transparently reported evidence synthesis studies’ (https://doi.org/10.1002/jcv2.12197).

Alessio also co-authored a Research Review paper in the Special Issue entitled ‘Autonomic dysregulation and self-injurious thoughts and behaviours in children and young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis’ (https://doi.org/10.1002/jcv2.12148), which will also be discussed.

There is an overview of the paper, methodology, key findings, and implications for practice.

Discussion points include:

  • Definition of evidence-based synthesis studies.
  • How they undertook qualitive analysis of the papers.
  • The good practice recommendations.
  • Implications of the research review for clinicians, teachers, and parents/carers.
  • Implications of the research review from a research perspective.

To find out more about the 2023 JCPP Advances Special Issue ‘Evidence-based Synthesis Studies for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conditions’, do check out our fantastic landing page of resources from the Special Issue.

In this series, we speak to authors of papers published in one of ACAMH’s three journals. These are The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP)The Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal; and JCPP Advances.

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Dr. Alessio Bellato
Dr. Alessio Bellato

Dr. Alessio Bellato is a Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton in the UK. He previously worked as a child clinical psychologist in Italy before embarking on his academic career in the UK and Malaysia. He is also a Joint Editor at JCPP Advances.

At present, Alessio’s research is focused on exploring whether specific indicators of arousal regulation, such as heart rate variability, can be utilised as diagnostic markers for emotional dysregulation and internalising symptoms. He also investigates their potential in monitoring intervention outcomes in conditions like ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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