One size fits all: could transdiagnostic therapy treat mild anxiety and depression in preadolescents?

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Charlotte Huggett and Ian McGeoghegan blog about a case study, which looks at unifying treatment for mild anxiety and depression in preadolescence.

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How common is mental illness in children aged 1-7 years old?

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Jennifer Lau and Meenakshi Shukla explore a recent meta-analysis which finds that worldwide, 1 in 5 children aged 1-7 years old will experience a mental health condition.

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Systematic review finds much higher rates of chronic health conditions in children with learning disabilities than in general population

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This systematic review of prevalence rates of chronic health conditions in children with intellectual disability found 2,994 relevant studies published between 1996 to 2008. 31 studies were included that the authors felt had sufficient methodological quality. They found that the 6 most prevalent chronic health conditions were: Epilepsy (22.0/100), Cerebral palsy (19.8/100), Anxiety disorder (17.1/100), [read the full story…]