Depression

  • Most adolescents with depression are significantly fatigued: What can we do about it?

    “Fatigue” describes an extreme state of tiredness or exhaustion. When it is ongoing and not explained by exertion, it can become problematic.

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  • Reporting of depression symptoms in children with ADHD: do parents know best?

    ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by hyperactive-impulsiveness and inattention. ADHD often co-occurs with emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. Depression in particular is prominent amongst adolescents with ADHD, and can be difficult to identify as it can have similar features both to ADHD itself and to some of the side effects of ADHD medication.

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  • Social connectedness and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents

    Suicide is a major public health concern claiming over 44,000 lives annually and ranking within the top 10 causes of death for the general population and the 2nd leading cause of death for those aged 15-24 years of age (though there is variation in this when examining causes by racial groups). 

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  • Children’s Understanding of Depression

    Depression is a mental illness that affects children and especially adolescents, however little is known about how children and adolescents understand depression. Gaining an understanding of how children perceive illness can facilitate effective communication with health professionals and children’s active involvement in decision-making about their health.

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  • Most Cited JCPP Articles #2 of 60

    Most cited JCPP papers #2 of 60: Twenty years’ research on peer victimization and psychosocial maladjustment: A meta-analytic review of cross-sectional studies

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  • Exciting opportunity to engage in pioneering anxiety/depression research

    Depression and anxiety (including OCD and other related disorders) are common but complex disorders whose research needs very large sample sizes. The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) study launched September 2018 and aims to recruit >40,000 individuals.

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  • Most Cited JCPP Articles #53 of 60

    Most cited JCPP papers #53 of 60: Towards a family process model of maternal and paternal depressive symptoms: exploring multiple relations with child and family functioning

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  • Moving towards prevention as the intervention of choice for depression in children and adolescents

    Are there sub-groups of children characterized by similarities in the development of depressive symptoms? And, if there are, could this be a basis for early intervention and prevention of depressive disorder?

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  • The overlap between low self-esteem and anxiety/depression in CAMHS

    Our systematic review aimed to establish what is known about low self-esteem and anxiety/depression in young people (<18s). We wanted to find out whether young people with clinically significant anxiety disorders and/or depression also have low self-esteem as measured on validated questionnaires. We also wanted to know whether young people with low self-esteem as measured on a validated questionnaire develop depression and anxiety symptomology later in adolescence and young adulthood.

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  • Determining the “IMPACT” of therapeutics for depression requires an adaptive trial design

    A large proportion of adolescents suffering from moderate-to-severe major depression respond to psychological and pharmacological therapy, and the range of effective treatment modalities is increasing. Now, Ian Goodyer and Paul Wilkinson have compiled a Practitioner Review that compares the various treatment options available and assesses their effectiveness for adolescents affected by major depressive episodes.

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