Psychological techniques for children with autism spectrum disorder

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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.

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Parent training for families of autistic children: systematic review demonstrates benefits

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Rachel Symons summarises a systematic review exploring the effectiveness of parent training for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Diagnostic labels: helpful or harmful?

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In her debut blog, Carla Kundert explores a systematic review which looks at how diagnostic labels affect social responses to people with mental illness.

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Game on! How can video games help children with autism?

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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.

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Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis? What are the potential implications for undiagnosed autistic people?

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Rachel Symons reviews a recent Italian study which finds that autism spectrum disorder is still commonly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed in adults.

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The link between autism and eating disorders remains unclear #CAMHScampfire

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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.

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One size doesn’t fit all: new insights into eating disorders and autism

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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.

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Neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health research: it’s time to #EmbraceComplexity!

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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.

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COVID-19 impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and professionals supporting them

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A group of MSc students from UCL provide an empirical summary of the evidence exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with intellectual disabilities, their families and the mental health professionals supporting them.

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Drug treatment of ADHD in children and young people with ASD #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch appraises an up-to-date systematic review and decision pathway for the drug treatment of ADHD symptoms in young people with autism spectrum disorder.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Tuesday 25th May for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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