Does shame in childhood affect the risk of adolescent depression and anxiety? #CAMHScampfire

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Douglas Badenoch helps us prepare for another CAMHS Around the Campfire session by exploring a recent twin study on the aetiology of shame and its association with adolescent depression and anxiety.

Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Tuesday 20th July for an online journal club discussing this paper. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.

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“Tell Me Your Story”: using Narrative Exposure Therapy to help youth with PTSD

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Will Koehler explores a case study which provides very early evidence that adapted narrative exposure therapy may be helpful in treating PTSD in adolescents.

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Joining the dots: how can we support all young people to seek help for their mental health problems?

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In her debut blog, Vanessa Bennett looks at a systematic review which examines barriers, facilitators and interventions for help-seeking in adolescents, and describes her Emerging Minds placement on characterising peer-support via the Childline online message-boards.

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Hospital presentations for self-harm: a window of opportunity to prevent or treat psychosis and bipolar disorder

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Alison Clarke and Jo Robinson review a Finnish cohort study which suggests that hospital presentations for self-harm represent a clear opportunity for the identification and subsequent treatment of psychosis and bipolar disorder.

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Will the COVID-19 pandemic lead to a mental health pandemic?

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In his debut blog, KCL student George Bougas explores a recent longitudinal study looking at mental health outcomes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

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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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Online sharing of self-harm–related images amongst young people: a cause for concern?

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In her debut blog, Prianka Padmanathan summarises a recent systematic review on the impact of online sharing and viewing of self-harm–related videos and photographs among young people.

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Antidepressants for youth depression: Cochrane review confirms they should not be the first port of call

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Susannah Murphy summarises a new Cochrane review and network meta-analysis, which provides the best evidence to date about new generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents.

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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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Psychotherapies for suicide and self-harm in young people: join our tweet chat #YouthSuicidePrevention

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Laura Hemming summarises a review on the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for self-harm and suicide in young people, which highlights continued uncertainty in the field.

Join our tweet chat at 9am BST on Monday 24th May to discuss the future of #YouthSuicidePrevention research!

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