Cognitive Training

  • Working memory deficits may compromise cognitive flexibility in OCD

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterised by recurrent intrusive thoughts and/or behaviours. These traits imply deficits in cognitive flexibility in affected patients, but it is unclear at what stage of information processing these deficits might emerge. To address this question, Nicole Wolff and colleagues asked 25 adolescents with OCD and 25 matched healthy controls to complete a computer-based task switching paradigm.

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  • Cognitive flexibility in OCD: challenging the paradigm

    Data from a new study by Nicole Wolff and colleagues suggest that cognitive flexibility can be better in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) than typically developing controls.

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  • Dysregulation profile risk may be identified in infancy

    The “dysregulation profile” (DP) describes a child psychopathology construct that measures broad-based, generalised emotional and behavioural dysregulation using the Child Behaviour Checklist

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  • Professor Andrea Danese

    In conversation… Professor Andrea Danese discusses Trauma

    Andrea discusses the impact trauma has on the child, the Topic Guide on Trauma he wrote with Dr Patrick Smith for ACAMH. He also talks about the recent paper in The Lancet ‘The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales’ Lewis, S J et al, and its findings.

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  • What is the effect of post-institutionalisation? A research digest

    Research digest on DePasquale, Donzella and Gunnar’s (2018) study, which was published JCPP ‘Pubertal recalibration of cortisol reactivity following early life stress: a cross‐sectional analysis’.

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  • Dr Arnon Bentovim

    In Conversation… Dr Arnon Bentovim

    Dr Arnon Bentovim, Child and Family Psychiatrist, and founder the Child and Family Practice, talks about child and family training to develop and train evidence-based approaches to assessment, analysis, and intervention.

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  • Eric Taylor

    Professor Eric Taylor – JCPP: Translating science to practice

    Recorded lecture from Eric Taylor, at the Wellcome Collection, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

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  • Responding to a Digital Generation

    Considering the impact of digital media on the mental health of young people, both positive and negative, and how we can support them. Key learning points Identify the issues young people face living in today’s digital world Lived experience of the impact of digital media with children and young people Understand the benefits and challenges […]

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  • Abnormal visual fixation does not mediate deficits in emotion recognition in conduct disorder

    Studies have shown that conduct disorder (CD) is associated with impaired recognition of facial emotions1, but whether the cause of this deficit is due to difficulties with attention, interpretation and/or appraisal is unclear. Now, researchers at the Universities of Southampton and Bath have addressed this question.

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  • Aggression toward siblings during the preschool years: When does it become atypical?

    Most children grow up with siblings. During early childhood, siblings spend a great deal of time together and must navigate challenging situations such as sharing toys and parental attention, features that make conflict inevitable and often emotionally intense. 

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