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  1. Research Article

    The contribution of parent and youth information to identify mental health disorders or problems in adolescents

    Discrepancies between multiple informants often create considerable uncertainties in delivering services to youth. The present study assessed the ability of the parent and youth scales of the Strength and Diff...

    Marcel Aebi, Christine Kuhn, Tobias Banaschewski, Yvonne Grimmer, Luise Poustka, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen and Robert Goodman

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:23

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Prevalence and associated factors of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among Ugandan children; a cross-sectional study

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder among the children. The burden of ADHD or its associated factors in Uganda are not known. The objective of this study was t...

    Joan Wamulugwa, Angelina Kakooza, Sabrina Bakeera Kitaka, Joyce Nalugya, Mark Kaddumukasa, Shirley Moore, Martha Sajatovic and Elly Katabira

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:18

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Specific coping strategies moderate the link between emotion expression deficits and nonsuicidal self-injury in an inpatient sample of adolescents

    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a behavior of increasing prevalence in adolescents with links to various negative mental health and adjustment outcomes. Poor emotion expression has been linked with NSSI use...

    Kristel Thomassin, Camille Guérin Marion, Myriam Venasse and Anne Shaffer

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:21

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Effect of a mental health training programme on Nigerian school pupils’ perceptions of mental illness

    Stigmatizing attitudes and discriminatory behaviour towards persons with mental illness are known to start in childhood. In Nigeria, it is not unusual to see children taunting persons with mental illness. This...

    Adeola Oluwafunmilayo Oduguwa, Babatunde Adedokun and Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:19

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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