In her debut blog, Mira Vasileva summarises a systematic review which suggests that the pooled prevalence of PTSD in pre-school children who have been exposed to trauma was 21.5%.[read the full story...]
Do psychotherapies help children or adolescents with subclinical depression?
David Hallford summarises a meta-analysis of psychotherapies for subthreshold depression, which suggests they may have positive acute effects in adolescents, but are not effective in children less than 12 years of age.[read the full story...]
What impact do secondary schools have on the mental health of young people?
In his debut blog, Chris Fielding reviews a study which uses baseline data from the MYRIAD study, and concludes that the “direct influence of schools on mental health seems to be small”.[read the full story...]
How risky for developing psychosis are ‘At Risk Mental States’ in youths?
In their debut blog, Martin Rimvall and Pia Jeppesen summarise a recent systematic review and meta-analysis exploring psychosis risk in children and adolescents with an ‘At Risk Mental State’.[read the full story...]
Gender non-conformity: novel study reveals increased risk of mental health problems in young people
Ben Janaway summarises a recent Canadian community-based study, which examines emotional and behavioural difficulties in children experiencing gender non-conformity.[read the full story...]
Referrals to mental health services: understanding ethnic differences
A group of UCL Masters Students summarise a recent paper on ethnic differences in referral routes to child and adolescent mental health services.[read the full story...]
Depression in young people: are we researching what matters most?
Tamsin Ford asks what outcomes count, when it comes to measuring adolescent depression?[read the full story...]
Teenage depression linked to poor psychological and social outcomes in later life
Maria Loades writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the long-term psychosocial outcomes of teenage depression, which finds that depression as a youth is linked to poor academic outcomes, unemployment and problems with relationships in adult life.[read the full story...]
Universal resilience: could it be the answer?
Lucinda Powell summarises a systematic review of universal resilience-focused interventions targeting child and adolescent mental health in the school setting.[read the full story...]
Poor social communication in children may be a risk factor for social anxiety
Carla McEnery appraises a new study that asks: are social and communication difficulties a risk factor for the development of social anxiety?[read the full story...]