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.

  • 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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