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.
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.Read more
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.Read more