• 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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  • 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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  • Jennie Eeles

    ‘Patient and practitioner experience of mindfulness as taught in DBT’ Jennie Eeles

    Jennie Eeles lecture on ‘Patient and practitioner experience of mindfulness as taught in DBT’. This was recorded on 4 April 2019 at the ACAMH Southern Branch Research Day. ACAMH members can now receive a CPD certificate for watching this recorded lecture.

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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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  • 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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