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  1. Research article

    GOLIAH (Gaming Open Library for Intervention in Autism at Home): a 6-month single blind matched controlled exploratory study

    To meet the required hours of intensive intervention for treating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), we developed an automated serious gaming platform (11 games) to deliver intervention at home (GOL...

    Anne-Lise Jouen, Antonio Narzisi, Jean Xavier, Elodie Tilmont, Nicolas Bodeau, Valentina Bono, Nabila Ketem-Premel, Salvatore Anzalone, Koushik Maharatna, Mohamed Chetouani, Filippo Muratori and David Cohen

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:17

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Effect of attention-deficit–hyperactivity-disorder training program on the knowledge and attitudes of primary school teachers in Kaduna, North West Nigeria

    There are indications that teachers have limited knowledge about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), despite its high prevalence in childhood and its long-term effects on students such as academic...

    Dupe Lasisi, Cornelius Ani, Victor Lasebikan, Lateef Sheikh and Olayinka Omigbodun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:15

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Who seeks child and adolescent mental health care in Kenya? A descriptive clinic profile at a tertiary referral facility

    The presence of psychiatric morbidity in the child and adolescent age group is demonstrable in various studies conducted in various settings in Kenya. This study set out to determine the psychiatric morbidity ...

    Judy Wanjiru Kamau, Olayinka O. Omigbodun, Tolulope Bella-Awusah and Babatunde Adedokun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:14

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Risk and protective factors for mental health problems in preschool-aged children: cross-sectional results of the BELLA preschool study

    Mental health problems (MHPs) in preschoolers are precursors of mental disorders which have shown to be associated with suffering, functional impairment, exposure to stigma and discrimination, as well as enhan...

    Olga Wlodarczyk, Silke Pawils, Franka Metzner, Levente Kriston, Fionna Klasen and Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:12

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  5. Research article

    The link between infant regulatory problems, temperament traits, maternal depressive symptoms and children’s psychopathological symptoms at age three: a longitudinal study in a German at-risk sample

    Difficult conditions during childhood can limit an individual’s development in many ways. Factors such as being raised in an at-risk family, child temperamental traits or maternal traits can potentially influe...

    Anna Sidor, Cristina Fischer and Manfred Cierpka

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:10

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Self-reported frequency of sex as self-injury (SASI) in a national study of Swedish adolescents and association to sociodemographic factors, sexual behaviors, abuse and mental health

    Sex as self-injury has become a concept in Swedish society; however it is a largely unexplored area of research, not yet conceptualized and far from accepted in the research field. The use of sex as a way of a...

    Cecilia Fredlund, Carl Göran Svedin, Gisela Priebe, Linda Jonsson and Marie Wadsby

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:9

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Diagnostic profiles and predictors of treatment outcome among children and adolescents attending a national psychiatric hospital in Botswana

    Attention is currently being drawn to child psychiatric care, most especially in the developed countries. This type of care is still rudimentary in the developing countries. Botswana is one of the African coun...

    Anthony A. Olashore, Bechedza Frank-Hatitchki and Olorunfemi Ogunwobi

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:8

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Prevalence of depressive symptoms among schoolchildren in Cyprus: a cross-sectional descriptive correlational study

    Depressive symptoms in the young constitute a public health issue. The current study aims to estimate: (a) the frequency of depressive symptoms in a sample of final grade elementary-school children in Cyprus, ...

    Sokratous Sokratis, Ζilides Christos, Panagi Despo and Karanikola Maria

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:7

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Prevalence of psychiatric disorders, comorbidity patterns, and repeat offending among male juvenile detainees in South Korea: a cross-sectional study

    High rates of psychiatric disorders and comorbidities have been reported in juvenile detainees, and both phenomena are thought to contribute to repeat offending. However, research on this topic has been limite...

    Johanna Inhyang Kim, Bongseog Kim, Bung-Nyun Kim, Soon-Beom Hong, Dong Woo Lee, Ju-Young Chung, Ji Young Choi, Bum-Sung Choi, Young-Rim Oh and Miwon Youn

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:6

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  10. Review

    Overdiagnosis of mental disorders in children and adolescents (in developed countries)

    During the past 50 years, health insurance providers and national registers of mental health regularly report significant increases in the number of mental disorder diagnoses in children and adolescents. Howev...

    Eva Charlotte Merten, Jan Christopher Cwik, Jürgen Margraf and Silvia Schneider

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:5

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Temperament and character traits in female adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury disorder with and without comorbid borderline personality disorder

    Temperament and character traits of adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury disorder (NSSI) might differentiate those- with and without comorbid borderline personality disorder (BPD).

    Taru Tschan, Claudia Peter-Ruf, Marc Schmid and Tina In-Albon

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Characteristics of adolescents frequently restrained in acute psychiatric units in Norway: a nationwide study

    The use of restraints in adolescent psychiatric settings requires particular professional, ethical, and legal considerations. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the number of restraint episod...

    Astrid Furre, Ragnhild Sørum Falk, Leiv Sandvik, Svein Friis, Maria Knutzen and Ketil Hanssen-Bauer

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:3

    Published on: 12 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Distinct profiles of reactive and proactive aggression in adolescents: associations with cognitive and affective empathy

    Aggression comprises a heterogeneous set of behavioral patterns that aim to harm and hurt others. Empathy represents a potential mechanism that inhibits aggressive conduct and enhances prosocial behavior. Neve...

    Felix Euler, Célia Steinlin and Christina Stadler

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Evaluation of the effectiveness of an online transition planning program for adolescents on the autism spectrum: trial protocol

    The transition from high school to post-secondary education and work is difficult for adolescents on the autism spectrum. Transition planning can be an effective way of supporting adolescents on the autism spe...

    Megan Hatfield, Marita Falkmer, Torbjorn Falkmer and Marina Ciccarelli

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:48

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  15. Research article

    A preliminary study of movement intensity during a Go/No-Go task and its association with ADHD outcomes and symptom severity

    At present, there are no well-validated biomarkers for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The present study used an infrared motion tracking system to monitor and record the movement intensity of...

    Fenghua Li, Yi Zheng, Stephanie D. Smith, Frederick Shic, Christina C. Moore, Xixi Zheng, Yanjie Qi, Zhengkui Liu and James F. Leckman

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:47

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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