Digital health interventions for the young: meeting expectations?
The number of digital health interventions for mental health disorders is increasing, but research from Chris Hollis and colleagues suggests that the clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness are unclear. Consistent methods of reporting and evaluation are required to extract definitive conclusions from clinical trials.Read more
Designing services with patients calls for curiosity and empathy
“I took my knowledge from the NHS about involving patients and combined that with design tools from commercial software development,”Read more
mHealth ineffective for depression prevention
A universal cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based mobile messaging programme (MEMO CBT) designed to prevent teenage onset depression provides no clinical benefit, according to results of a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.Read more
Parents with BD receive online support
The value of a unique interactive, web-based resource that provides psychoeducational and parenting information for patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and young children has been supported by promising results of a randomised, controlled pilot trial.Read more
JCPP Editorial: Volume 59, Issue 02, February 2018
“Promises and pitfalls in the development of biomarkers that can promote early intervention in children at risk” by Sara JaffeeRead more
In Conversation… Psychosis – Professor Stephen Scott with Sir Robin Murray – Free webcast
ACAMH Chair, Professor Stephen Scott talks to Professor Sir Robin Murray about his research into the causes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and developing better treatments for these disorders.
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Help the parents, help the child: Developing support for parents of burn-injured children
Whilst many burns are minor and treated by front line NHS services, approximately 500 children under the age of 16 are admitted to hospital for specialist care every year in the UK.Read more
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Should mental health professionals understand intergenerational trauma?
Those who are aware of the importance of understanding traumatic stress and emotional trauma may not fully understand the topic of intergenerational trauma. We certainly need this to change.Read more
Caring for ‘psychopathic’ children is essential
“What do you do with a child that frightens you?” asked presenter Justin Webb on Radio 4’s Today programme.Read more
Falling child psychiatry numbers do not make happy reading
Drop in the number of child psychiatrists from 1,015 full-time equivalent posts in May 2013 down to 948 in May 2017.Read more