Lisa Lloyd summarises a new paper in the BJPsych, which focuses on parental depression symptoms in both mothers and fathers, and how they are linked with emotional difficulties in their children.[read the full story...]
Connecting with parents and carers to discuss childhood mental health: does ‘universal’ actually mean targeted?
Educational practitioner and researcher, Aleem Nisar, writes about the people and places in our communities that can help to diversify our research and ensure that mental health services reach those most in need.[read the full story...]
ADHD is a substantial risk factor for poor academic performance, according to a new study from Norway #CAMHScampfire
Douglas Badenoch summarises a recent population-based study of ADHD deficit in school performance across sex and parental education, which has some interesting findings for parents, teachers and health professionals.
Join us around the #CAMHScampfire on Tuesday 27th September to discuss this paper.[read the full story...]
Perinatal loss and mental health: are psychosocial interventions beneficial for parents?
Jill Domoney explores a recent review, which suggests that psychosocial interventions may improve depression, anxiety, and grief amongst parents suffering from perinatal loss.[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...]
Parental loss and grief in childhood linked to an increased risk of depression in adulthood #ActiveIngredientsMH
In her debut blog, Lauren Breen summarises a paper relevant to her Active Ingredients project, which seeks to understand the impact that grief reduction interventions can have on reducing anxiety and depression in young people aged 14-24 years.[read the full story...]
Parenting in the smartphone age: there may be technoference on the picture #CAMHScampfire
Douglas Badenoch helps us prepare for another CAMHS Around the Campfire session by tuning into the real effect of smartphone use on parenting; a multiverse analysis carried out by Kathryn L. Modecki and colleagues from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.
Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 9.30am BST on Wednesday 23rd June for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.[read the full story...]
Parental PTSD in refugees predicts psychiatric contact in offspring
A group of students from the UCL MSc in Mental Health Studies summarise a cohort study on the risk of childhood psychiatric disorders in children of refugee parents with PTSD.[read the full story...]
Global pandemic: how do teenagers and families feel?
Dafni Katsampa reflects on a new piece of qualitative research led by a 15 year old researcher, which focuses on teenagers’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and presents a set of recommendations for parents and families that cover mental wellbeing, the importance of routine, exercise and screen time.[read the full story...]
This be the verse? Negative cognitive styles in fathers and their children
A group of UCL Mental Health Masters students summarise a cohort study that investigated associations between paternal negative cognitive styles during pregnancy and offspring negative cognitive styles 18 years later.[read the full story...]