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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  • Psychosis

    Psychosis is when your thoughts are so disturbed that you lose touch with reality. When you have a psychotic episode, it can be a signal of another underlying illness.

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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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  • Self-harm and Suicide

    Worldwide, 10-20% of young people report having self-harmed at least once before the age of 18, and self-harm is one of the strongest risk factors for completed suicide. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people globally, and therefore predictors such as self-harm are of great importance.

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  • Sleep

    Problems sleeping is a common symptom of many mental health difficulties in young people, such as anxiety, depression, and behavioural difficulties. In some instances, sleep has been found to be amongst the most common symptoms reported in young people with mental health problems.

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  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological condition that is estimated to affect one school child in every hundred. As with other neurological conditions, TS is more prevalent in boys, estimated that there is a prevalence of 0.7%. The main symptoms are physical and vocal tics, which typically develop in childhood.

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  • Trauma, PTSD, and Complex Trauma

    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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