Anxiety disorders

  • ADHD screens: look into language

    A literature review of language problems in ADHD has confirmed large deficits in multiple areas of language functioning among young people with the disorder.

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  • Telephone support for parents in ADHD

    Due to its high prevalence, treating ADHD can place a burden on services. Self-help and remote interventions could offer a way to deliver treatment at scale, if they’re effective.

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  • Societal context of ADHD

    Paul McArdle, CAMHS Consultant, Honorary Senior Lecturer and ADHD specialist, spoke to The Bridge about the societal context of ADHD and a pilot programme he ran to try and reach children leaving care, many of whom suffered from the disorder.

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  • Unpicking assessment for Adult ADHD

    Variability in assessment methods could be behind the vast range of rates given for the persistence of ADHD into adulthood – from 5% up to 75%.

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  • Brain firing, but not wiring, is different in children with ADHD

    When in a relaxed state, the brains of children and adolescents with ADHD tend to fire differently to those without the disorder, although there don’t seem to be changes in the physical connections or ‘wiring’ of their brains.

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  • Implementing iThrive? Pick priorities and prepare, says commissioner

    iThrive is a care framework that aims to replace the four tiered system of CAMHS provision, by grouping children and young people based on their needs. Initially launched at 10 sites across the UK in October 2015, by April 2017 it had expanded to 44 CCGs. iThrive state that, 30% of young people in England […]

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  • Prabha Chouina

    Looking back on 2017 to go forward in 2018

    At the journals’ editorial office, we have been reflecting on 2017. Have we continued to improve our service offering to our authors and reviewers? Have we improved our systems and workflows to make the editors’ work at least a tiny bit easier? Have we engaged actively with the editorial and advisory board members and the wider research community?

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  • Dr Zeshan Qureshi, Paediatrician

    Joining up services, is the way forward

    Being a paediatrician is an absolute privilege and a core part of my identity.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Anxiety, Depression and Autism (ASD) Conference

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  • Syrian refugee study to be presented at WHO HQ

    A JCPP study looking at the effectiveness of support groups for Syrian refugees living in Jordan has been presented at a WHO meeting in Geneva. According to the authors, the randomised controlled trial is the first to apply such robust evaluations to humanitarian interventions for refugee mental health. It found the community-based programme offered modest […]

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