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  • Professor Sally Merry

    Professor Merry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is Joint Editor of CAMH.

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  • Professor Kapil Sayal

    Kapil Sayal  is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the University of Nottingham. He is an Associate Editor of CAMH, responsible for the Technology Matters section. 

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  • Professor Joan Asarnow

    Dr. Joan Asarnow

    Dr. Joan Asarnow is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and Director of a SAMHSA-funded Center for Trauma-Informed Suicide, Self-Harm, and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention (ASAP Center, with Co-Director Dr. David-Goldston) which offers trainings, consultation, and technical assistance on trauma-informed approaches to evaluation and treatment for reducing suicide and self-harm risk.

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  • Dr. Bernadka Dubicka

    CAMH Editorial: Volume 26, Issue 1, February 2021

    Welcome to the first issue of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) in 2021 and also to my first issue as editor‐in‐chief. Needless to say, 2020 has been one of the most difficult years in living memory for many children and young people around the globe, and, as we discussed in our recent issues, the potential impact of COVID‐19 on children’s mental health is profound.

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  • September 2020 – The Bridge

    The month of September is a challenging time for young people, as they start a new school year. September 2020 will be particularly difficult for many, as they must also deal with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, as well as the effects of increasing financial pressures on families.

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  • Dr. Alexandra Pitman and Dr. Sarah Rowe

    Self-harm in a time of isolation: What is the evidence to support mobile and internet-based psychological interventions for self-harm?

    In this blog we summarise the findings and implications of a recent systematic review of studies evaluating the effectiveness and acceptability of mobile- and internet-based psychological interventions for self-harm in adolescents and adults.

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  • July 2020 – The Bridge

    In this issue, we summarise recent studies on a wide range of topics – including sleep, sensory symptoms, emotional symptoms, disinhibition, alcohol misuse, complex PTSD symptoms, and self-harm – which reveal new insights helping us to better understand and address psychopathology in young people.

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  • Dr. Bernadka Dubicka

    In Conversation… Dr Bernadka Dubicka

    Bernadka discusses the IMPACT study, the use of technology among children and young people, including the positives and negatives of social media. Includes transcription, and links.

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  • Most cited CAMH paper #23 of 25: Adolescents Who Self Harm: A Comparison of Those Who Go to Hospital and Those Who Do Not

    Keith Hawton, Karen Rodham, Emma Evans, Louise Harriss.
    Most cited CAMH paper #23 of 25: Adolescents Who Self Harm: A Comparison of Those Who Go to Hospital and Those Who Do Not

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  • Self-harm in children and adolescents: attention seeking or cause for concern?

    Is the reporting of self-harm improving due to better awareness, or are young people really self-harming at increasing rates? How concerned should we be about the increase? In this blog, I draw on recent work by my colleagues in the Multicentre Study of Self-Harm in England.

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