1 in 5 pre-school aged children develop PTSD symptoms following trauma exposure. Why are we still neglecting these children?

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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%.

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Global prevalence of edentulism in the over 45s

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This review summarising global data on the prevalence of edentulism and dental caries of people aged ≥45 years living in the community included 86 studies. The estimated global prevalence of edentulism in those ≥45 years was 22% (95%CI; 19 to 24%).

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Common mental health inequalities across racialised groups: the gaps are getting bigger

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Lucy Barrass reviews a study on the prevalence of common mental disorders and treatment receipt for people from ethnic minority backgrounds in England.

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Peri-implantitis – How common is it?

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This review aiming to estimate the overall prevalence of peri-implantitis included 57 studies (18 cross-sectional,18 longitudinal, 17 cohort studies, 3 RCTs and 1 case-control). Meta-analysis found an ooverall patient level prevalence of 20% (95%CI; 16.6 to 23.7%). However most of the studies used convenience samples and there was a marked heterogeneity in the diagnostic criteria used so the findings should be viewed cautiously.

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ADHD is a substantial risk factor for poor academic performance, according to a new study from Norway #CAMHScampfire

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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.

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Critiquing the evidence behind the “evidence-based conclusions” about ADHD

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Shuichi Suetani and Gaj Panagoda explore the World Federation of ADHD International Consensus Statement published in 2021, which contains “208 evidence-based conclusions about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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How common is root canal treatment?

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This review of prevalence of root filled teeth in the adult population worldwide included 76 observational studies. The findings suggest that 8.2% (95%CI; 7.3% to 9.1%) of teeth has been root filled and that 55.7% (95%CI; 49.6% to 61.8%) of people had at least one tooth root filled.

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Study of England and Northern Ireland finds 8-fold increase in autism diagnosis over the last 20 years

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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.

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Prevalence of different orthodontic malocclusions

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This review the prevalence of malocclusions and different orthodontic features in children and adolescents included 123 studies. However the broad range of approaches used in the studies to determine malocclusion and orthodontic features means that the findings need to be interpreted cautiously.

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The global burden of disease from mental disorders remains high

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Alejandro Arguelles Bullon summarises the latest Global Burden of Disease study (2019) looking at the prevalence, incidence and impact that mental disorders have on our lives, which shows no reduction in the burden over the last 30 years.

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