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  1. Research Article

    Treating nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents: consensus based German guidelines

    Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a frequent and clinically relevant phenomenon in adolescence. Within Europe, Germany has one of the highest prevalence rates in youth with lifetime prevalence ranging between ...

    Paul L. Plener, Romuald Brunner, Jörg M. Fegert, Rebecca C. Groschwitz, Tina In-Albon, Michael Kaess, Nestor D. Kapusta, Franz Resch and Katja Becker

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:46

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  2. Research article

    The student resilience survey: psychometric validation and associations with mental health

    Policies, designed to promote resilience, and research, to understand the determinants and correlates of resilience, require reliable and valid measures to ensure data quality. The student resilience survey (S...

    Suzet Tanya Lereya, Neil Humphrey, Praveetha Patalay, Miranda Wolpert, Jan R. Böhnke, Amy Macdougall and Jessica Deighton

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:44

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  3. Research article

    Childhood traumatic experiences and mental health problems in sexually offending and non-sexually offending juveniles

    To examine the relationship between a history of childhood abuse and mental health problems in juveniles who sexually offended (JSOs) over and above general offending behavior.

    Cyril Boonmann, Thomas Grisso, Laura S. Guy, Olivier F. Colins, Eva A. Mulder, P. Vahl, Lucres M. C. Jansen, Theo A. H. Doreleijers and Robert R. J. M. Vermeiren

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:45

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  4. Research article

    Do seriously offending girls differ from their age- and offence type-matched male counterparts on psychopathic traits or psychopathy-related background variables?

    More research is needed to improve our understanding of the manifestation of psychopathic traits in violently offending girls. Our aim here was to assess psychopathic traits and psychopathy-related background ...

    Nina Lindberg, Svetlana Oshukova, Jouko Miettunen and Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:38

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  5. Research article

    Emotional dysregulation and trauma predicting psychopathy dimensions in female and male juvenile offenders

    Psychopathy is a specific syndrome that predicts future violent and aggressive behavior in adults. Studies in youth and adults have demonstrated a strong association between early traumatic incidents and later...

    Kathrin Sevecke, Sebastian Franke, David Kosson and Maya Krischer

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:43

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  6. Research Article

    Do post-trauma symptoms mediate the relation between neurobiological stress parameters and conduct problems in girls?

    Attenuated activity of stress-regulating systems has consistently been reported in boys with conduct problems. Results in studies of girls are inconsistent, which may result from the high prevalence of comorbi...

    Kimberly A. Babel, Tijs Jambroes, Sanne Oostermeijer, Peter M. van de Ven, Arne Popma, Robert R. J. M. Vermeiren, Theo A. H. Doreleijers and Lucres M. C. Jansen

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:42

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  7. Research article

    Mental health problems in male young offenders in custodial versus community based-programs: implications for juvenile justice interventions

    Young offenders are known to be a population with high prevalence of mental health disorders. In most cases, these disorders are neither identified nor treated properly, with the majority of them being chronic...

    Daniel Rijo, Nélio Brazão, Ricardo Barroso, Diana Ribeiro da Silva, Paula Vagos, Ana Vieira, Ana Lavado and Ana Margarida Macedo

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:40

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Prevalence and factors associated with depression symptoms among school-going adolescents in Central Uganda

    Depression in adolescents constitutes a global public health concern. However, data on its prevalence and associated factors are limited in low income countries like Uganda.

    Joyce Nalugya-Sserunjogi, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Emilio Ovuga, Steven M. Kiwuwa, Seggane Musisi and Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:39

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Research article

    Sleep and behavioural problems associate with low mood in Finnish children aged 4–12 years: an epidemiological study

    Few studies have examined the associations between sleep, mood and behaviour in young children in the early stages of developing psychopathology. The purpose here was to examine the association of emotional pr...

    K. Maasalo, T. Fontell, J. Wessman and E. T. Aronen

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:37

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  10. Research article

    The associations of cumulative adverse childhood experiences and irritability with mental disorders in detained male adolescent offenders

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and psychiatric disorders are common in juvenile detainees. Emotional dysregulation resulting from cumulated ACEs may be characterized by symptoms of irritability. The pres...

    Hannes Bielas, Steffen Barra, Christine Skrivanek, Marcel Aebi, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Cornelia Bessler and Belinda Plattner

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:34

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  11. Case report

    A boy with conduct disorder (CD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), borderline intellectual disability, and 47,XXY syndrome in combination with a 7q11.23 duplication, 11p15.5 deletion, and 20q13.33 deletion

    This is a case with multiple chromosomal aberrations which are likely etiological for the observed psychiatric phenotype consisting of attention deficit hyperactivity and conduct disorders.

    Gerasimos Kolaitis, Christian G. Bouwkamp, Alexia Papakonstantinou, Ioanna Otheiti, Maria Belivanaki, Styliani Haritaki, Terpsihori Korpa, Zinovia Albani, Elena Terzioglou, Polyxeni Apostola, Aggeliki Skamnaki, Athena Xaidara, Konstantina Kosma, Sophia Kitsiou-Tzeli and Maria Tzetis

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:33

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  12. Research article

    Mental health problems in a regional population of Australian adolescents: association with socio-demographic characteristics

    Population level data regarding the general mental health status, and the socio-demographic factors associated with the mental health status of adolescents in Australia aged 12–16 years is limited. This study ...

    Julia Dray, Jenny Bowman, Megan Freund, Elizabeth Campbell, Rebecca K. Hodder, Christophe Lecathelinais and John Wiggers

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:32

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  13. Research article

    Feasibility of parent-mediated behavioural intervention for behavioural problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Nigeria: a pilot study

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a disabling and lifelong neuro-developmental disorder. Challenging behaviours such as aggression and self injury are common maladaptive behaviours in ASD which adversely affe...

    Mashudat Bello-Mojeed, Cornelius Ani, Ike Lagunju and Olayinka Omigbodun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:28

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  14. Research article

    Effect of a classroom-based intervention on the social skills of pupils with intellectual disability in Southwest Nigeria

    Studies have demonstrated that social skill interventions and classroom supports are effective for pupils with intellectual disability. Such interventions have been demonstrated to reduce the risk of developin...

    Yetunde C. Adeniyi and Olayinka O. Omigbodun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:29

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  15. Research article

    Effects of problem-solving interventions on aggressive behaviours among primary school pupils in Ibadan, Nigeria

    Aggressive patterns of behavior often start early in childhood, and tend to remain stable into adulthood. The negative consequences include poor academic performance, disciplinary problems and encounters with ...

    Jibril Abdulmalik, Cornelius Ani, Ademola J. Ajuwon and Olayinka Omigbodun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:31

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  16. Research article

    Maternal depression and child psychopathology among Attendees at a Child Neuropsychiatric Clinic in Abeokuta, Nigeria: a cross sectional study

    Children with recognized, diagnosable mental and neurological disorders are in addition prone to emotional and behavioral problems which transcend their specific diagnostic labels. In accessing care, these chi...

    Adeniran O. Okewole, Abiodun O. Adewuya, Ademola J. Ajuwon, Tolulope T. Bella-Awusah and Olayinka O. Omigbodun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:30

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  17. Research article

    A qualitative analysis of factors impacting resilience among youth in post-conflict Liberia

    In 2008, 5 years after the Liberian civil war ended, there were an estimated 340,000 orphans in Liberia, 18 % of the total child population of the country. Given that children make up half the population and t...

    Elizabeth J. Levey, Claire E. Oppenheim, Brittany C. L. Lange, Naomi S. Plasky, Benjamin L. Harris, G. Gondah Lekpeh, Isaac Kekulah, David C. Henderson and Christina P. C. Borba

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:26

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  18. Research article

    A German e-learning-training in the context of early preventive intervention and child protection: preliminary findings of a pre-post evaluation

    In recent years, a number of government-sponsored initiatives have been implemented in Germany that are focused on early preventive intervention in child protection. In response to the need for interdisciplina...

    Kristina Bressem, Ute Ziegenhain, Claudia Doelitzsch, Alexandra Hofer, Tanja Besier, Joerg M. Fegert and Anne K. Kuenster

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:25

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  19. Research article

    Reduced pain perception in children and adolescents with ADHD is normalized by methylphenidate

    The present study examined pain perception in children and adolescents with ADHD and the interaction between pain perception and the administration of methylphenidate (MPH) in order to generate hypotheses for ...

    Nicole Wolff, Katya Rubia, Hildtraud Knopf, Heike Hölling, Julia Martini, Stefan Ehrlich and Veit Roessner

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:24

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  20. Research Article

    Longitudinal results of strengthening the parent-team alliance in child semi-residential psychiatry: does team investment make a difference?

    In a semi-residential setting where children switch daily between treatment and home, establishment of a strong parent-team alliance can be a challenge. The development of alliance with parents and the symptom...

    Audri Lamers, Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen, Jos Twisk, Erica de Koning and Robert Vermeiren

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:22

    Published on: 18 July 2016

  21. Research Article

    Psychometric properties of the Symptom Checklist-90 in adolescent psychiatric inpatients and age- and gender-matched community youth

    The Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90) is a questionnaire that is widely used to measure subjective psychopathology. In this study we investigated the psychometric properties of the SCL-90 among adolescent inpatien...

    Minna Rytilä-Manninen, Sari Fröjd, Henna Haravuori, Nina Lindberg, Mauri Marttunen, Kirsi Kettunen and Sebastian Therman

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:23

    Published on: 15 July 2016

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