• 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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  • Continued family dysfunction accounts for the association between childhood adversity and adolescent self-harm

    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is any deliberate attempt at inflicting physical self-harm in the absence of suicidal intent. NSSI peaks during adolescence, with roughly 17% of adolescents reporting having engaged in it at least once.

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  • Risk of serious harm to self, and others

    Risk of serious harm, to self and others, is an important topic to discuss. When should we be concerned, and what can we do? With the rise in the prevalence of mental health difficulties in children and young people, there is an increasing need to recognise the range and degree of risks presented by young […]

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder edition

    This edition of ‘The Bridge’ focusses on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Both of these can resemble each other with the over-focus, special interests and anxieties seen in ASD resembling the obsessions of OCD, and the routines, rituals and need for order and sameness that can be seen in ASD resembling the compulsions in OCD.

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  • Prof. Angelica Ronald

    JCPP Editorial: Volume 60, Issue 05, May 2019

    “The psychopathology p factor: will it revolutionise the science and practice of child and adolescent psychiatry?” by Angelica Ronald

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  • Southern Branch research day – April 2019

    Talks include Dr. Sam Cortese on ‘ADHD and suicidal spectrum behaviors’, Jennie Eeles – ‘Patient and practitioner experience of mindfulness as taught in DBT’ and Dr. Jonathan Channing – The use of Lurasidone in children and adolescents.

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  • Dr. Anula Nikapota

    Dr Anula Nikapota – R.I.P.

    It is with great sadness that I have to inform you Dr Anula Nikapota died on 4 April, suddenly while on holiday with her family. We are very shocked by her sudden death. Many of us will remember Anula for her many accomplishments for ACAMH on top of her great expertise clinically and educationally.

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  • Dr Arnon Bentovim

    Interview with 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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  • In conversation… Sleep and mental health with Dr. Faith Orchard

    Does it make a difference if children are larks or owls? At what point should we be concerned about sleep problems? What is the knock-on effect of poor sleep on social factors? All this and more with Dr. Faith Orchard.

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  • Young people’s lived experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    How do young people really experience living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? What are young people’s understanding of their development of OCD and is there a link to trauma? How do other people’s reactions to the OCD affect the young people? How do young people really feel about the help for OCD in the United Kingdom?

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