child and adolescent

Birth – 18 years.

Our child and adolescent Blogs

Quit playing games with my… head? Online therapeutic games for LGBTQ+ youth #MindTech2019

shutterstock_624801452

Will Koehler writes his debut Mental Elf blog on an exploratory study about how LGBT youth use the internet in relation to their mental health.

Follow #MindTech2019 on Twitter today to hear more from the lead author Mathijs Lucassen about this and other recent digital mental health research.

[read the full story...]

What do teachers need to support student mental health?

shutterstock_251230933 (1)

Rachel Symons summarises a qualitative study on teachers’ aspirations, needs and opinions regarding student mental health support in secondary schools.

[read the full story...]

Long-term outcomes of childhood sexual abuse #ISTSS2019

shutterstock_731750611

Raphael Underwood summarises a recent umbrella review (a synthesis of meta-analyses), which aimed to evaluate the current literature regarding childhood sexual abuse and long-term outcomes (psychosocial outcomes, psychiatric diagnoses and physical health outcomes).

[read the full story...]

Sleep problems in infancy: a possible risk factor for ADHD?

charles-cKN4UbAeOig-unsplash

Jack Barton summarises a recent longitudinal study from Finland, which suggests that sleep difficulties in infancy are associated with symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity at the age of 5 years.

[read the full story...]

Treating PTSD in children and young people #ISTSS2019

Screenshot 2019-10-25 at 17.12.03

In Dr David Trickey’s debut blog for Mental Elf, he comments on the new ISTSS treatment guidelines for children and young people with post traumatic stress disorder.

[read the full story...]

Molar incisor hypomineralisation: systemic associations

mih

This review of the systemic exposures associated with with molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) included 29 observational studies. VEry low quality evidence suggests that maternal illness, psychological stress, caesarean delivery, delivery complications, respiratory diseases, fever and childhood illnesses may be associated with MIH.

[read the full story...]

Malocclusion in Down syndrome children and adolescents

8453751163_64b6501a92_c

This review of the occurence of maloclusion in children/adolescents with Down syndrome included 11 studies and suggests a higher prevalence of malocclusion.

[read the full story...]

Internalising problems in children and adolescents: little evidence for distinct disorders

luke-pennystan-Qba_TeacKas-unsplash

Katie Finning explores a recent network analysis of internalising disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, phobias) in children and adolescents, which demonstrates the interconnected nature of internalising symptoms, and challenges the view that such pathology takes the form of distinct disorders.

[read the full story...]

Enamel white spot lesions: self-application of topical fluorides for prevention and reversal

shutterstock_147584807

This review of self-applied topical fluorides for the prevention reversal of enamel white spot lesions during fixed orthodontic treatment included 3 RCTs two of which were at high risk of bias.

[read the full story...]

Oral hygiene advice: Use of mobile phone applications in children and adolescents

There's huge potential for smartphones to be used in this kind of research

This review of the effectiveness of interventions delivered by mobile phones in improving adherence to oral hygiene advice for children and adolescents included just 2 small RCTs involving a total of 130 patients. The findings suggest that mobile phones are effective in improving adherence to oral hygiene advice in orthodontic patients.

[read the full story...]