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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  • Digital Interventions

    There are many different digital technologies that can be used at different points in a person’s life, from mental health promotion and prevention through to treatment and subsequent self-management.

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  • Eating Disorders

    In most cases, eating disorders start in adolescence, but they are often not picked up until adulthood. Current research supports the use of several types of psychotherapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), interpersonal and family-based therapies, as well as some medications for the treatment of eating disorders.

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  • Forensics in Children and Adolescents

    Research Digests about Forensics, including empathy, language impairment, family therapy and psychosocial interventions.

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  • Gender Diversity

    Research Digests about Gender Diversity, including anxiety risks, self-image and affirmative care.

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  • Informatics

    Research Digests about Informatics, including the impact of interventions on cyberbullying, digital health, autism and for parents.

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  • Mental Health in Schools

    Research Digests about Mental Health in Schools, including screening for ASD, schools support, school-based interventions, tics and barriers to information sharing.

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  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Research Digest of papers on Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including speech, language and communication, ADHD and ASD.

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  • Neuroscience

    Research Digests about Neuroscience, including brain imaging in infants, genetics and the role of neuroscience.

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    OCD usually starts in early adolescence but is often not diagnosed until adulthood. We don’t know what causes OCD, but several factors are thought to play a part, such as biological, psychological, and environmental factors. We do know that OCD is a very treatable condition.

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  • Parental Mental Illness

    Research Digests about Parental Mental Illness, including family therapy, improving outcomes, the impact of maternal and paternal mental illness, and supporting COPMI.

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