Jasmin Wertz

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Jasmin is a PhD student in her final year at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She’s originally from Germany but has been living in the UK ever since completing her MSc here 4 years ago. Her research interests are the origins and outcomes of children’s mental health problems. In her PhD, she looks at the development of children who display antisocial behaviour. She’s become part of the National Elf Service to help make child development research more accessible and understandable for a wide audience.


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Psychotherapies for depression in children and adolescents: all of equal IMPACT?


Jasmin Wertz summarises the recently published IMPACT trial, which found that CBT, short-term psychoanalytical psychotherapy and brief psychosocial interventions (psychoeducation) were all equally effective in treating depression in children and young people.

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Childhood adversity and bipolar disorder


Jasmin Wertz presents the findings of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis that explores the relationship between childhood adversity and bipolar disorder.

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Mental health literacy: can it be taught to teenagers?


Jasmin Wertz reports on a recent Canadian cluster RCT, which studies the impact of a mental health curriculum for high school students on knowledge and stigma.

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Parenting interventions for children with severe attachment problems


Jasmin Wertz summarises a systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of parenting interventions for children with severe attachment problems.

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Childhood bullying and mental illness in young adulthood

The risk of psychotic experiences was found to be increased for both self-reported bullies and victims at age 8 and 10.

Jasmin Wertz appraises a recent Finnish cohort study, which explores how different forms of children’s bullying involvement are associated with mental illness and use of specialised psychiatric services in young adulthood.

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