Research Digests

Our collections 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.

They are listed alphabetically by topic.

  • 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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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Not all children who experience trauma develop PTSD, it is important to understand how to identify the more vulnerable children in order to provide adequate support and treatment.

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  • Resilience

    Research Digests on Resilience, including mindfulness, self-help, cognitive pathways, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and implications of self-perceptual bias for ADHD.

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