Research Digests

Our collection of research digests contain summaries of articles from ACAMH’s two main academic outputs, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and put together in our monthly online free publication The Bridge. All of the Research Digests are available free and each has a downloadable pdf, as does The Bridge.

Each research digest is listed alphabetically by topic. You can also use the search facility, the magnifying glass at the top of the screen, to look for your area of interest.

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  • A collection of latest releases

    A collection of our latest release from JCPP and CAMH

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  • Anxiety

    Anxiety disorders in children and young people are common and can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. They are particularly prevalent in children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

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  • Attachment

    Research Digests about Attachment, including a diagnostic framework, the impact of early adversity, parenting and activity levels, and improving outcomes in young children,

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  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    ADHD is a behavioural disorder with three key aspects, inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is very common for ADHD in children to present together with other developmental and/or mental health problems, such as oppositional and attachment disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and anxiety disorders.

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex, life-long, neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Children with autism experience higher rates of mental ill health and behaviour problems.

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  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be used to successfully treat depression, anxiety disorders, some eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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  • Conduct Disorders and Aggression

    Research Digests about Conduct Disorders and Aggression, including aggression towards siblings, psychological interventions, and parenting practices

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  • Deafness

    The most recent study of mental health in deaf children in England showed that 26% in a sample of 144 signing deaf children and young people not currently accessing child mental health services had a probable mental health problem and 57% had a possible mental health problem (Roberts et al, 2015).

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  • Depression

    Depression is common in children and young people, particularly in adolescence and among girls. The causes of depression in children and young people are complex, but it is likely to be caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors.

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  • Developmental Language Disorder

    Developmental language disorder (DLD) is diagnosed when a child’s language skills are persistently below the level expected for the child’s age. In DLD, language deficits occur in the absence of a known biomedical condition, such as autism spectrum disorder or Down syndrome, and interfere with the child’s ability to communicate effectively with other people. Expressive language is characterised by non-specific words and short simple sentences to express meanings beyond the age at which children may be using more complex language.

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