In her debut blog, Mirabel Pelton summarises a systematic review finding that autistic people are at 3-fold greater risk of self-harm compared to non-autistic people.[read the full story...]
Study of England and Northern Ireland finds 8-fold increase in autism diagnosis over the last 20 years
Shania Lorenz summarises a recent UK population-based cohort study which used National Health Service data to find a 787% increase in autism diagnoses over the past 20 years.[read the full story...]
Psychological techniques for children with autism spectrum disorder
This review of the effectiveness of behaviour management and modification strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to overcome the anxiety and discomfort associated with receiving dental care includes 15 studies. The findings are inconclusive as the included studies had small sample sizes, several lacked control groups and the majority of studies were at high risk of bias.[read the full story...]
Parent training for families of autistic children: systematic review demonstrates benefits
Rachel Symons summarises a systematic review exploring the effectiveness of parent training for children with autism spectrum disorder.[read the full story...]
Diagnostic labels: helpful or harmful?
In her debut blog, Carla Kundert explores a systematic review which looks at how diagnostic labels affect social responses to people with mental illness.[read the full story...]
Game on! How can video games help children with autism?
Eleana Frisira blogs about a review, which finds that video games can be interventions that help some children with autism, particularly in relation to cognitive training.[read the full story...]
Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis? What are the potential implications for undiagnosed autistic people?
Rachel Symons reviews a recent Italian study which finds that autism spectrum disorder is still commonly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed in adults.[read the full story...]
The link between autism and eating disorders remains unclear #CAMHScampfire
Douglas Badenoch helps us prepare for another CAMHS Around the Campfire session by looking at a brace of population cohort studies exploring the links between autism and eating disorders.
Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Monday 11th October for an online journal club discussing these papers. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.[read the full story...]
One size doesn’t fit all: new insights into eating disorders and autism
In her debut blog, Shania Lorenz summarises a qualitative research study that looks at the experiences of women with eating disorders and autism, their parents and health professionals.[read the full story...]
Neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health research: it’s time to #EmbraceComplexity!
In her debut blog, Suzi Sapiets summarises a review exploring psychological treatment of depression in young people with neurodevelopmental conditions, which finds very limited evidence to help neurodiverse individuals. She also tells us that it’s time to #EmbraceComplexity and encourages people to join the Embracing Complexity Research Network.[read the full story...]