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  1. Research Article

    Impediments and catalysts to task-shifting psychotherapeutic interventions for adolescents with PTSD: perspectives of multi-stakeholders

    This qualitative study was nested within a randomized controlled trial (RCT) where two psychotherapeutic interventions (supportive counselling and prolonged exposure for adolescents) were provided by supervise...

    Tanya van de Water, Jaco Rossouw, Elna Yadin and Soraya Seedat

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:48

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  2. Review

    Autism in adult and juvenile delinquents: a literature review

    Here we present an overview of the literature on autism in adult and juvenile delinquents. We analyzed both the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in groups of delinquents and the prevalence of offe...

    A. X. Rutten, R. R. J. M. Vermeiren and Ch. Van Nieuwenhuizen

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:45

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  3. Research Article

    Children’s mental health problems and their relation to parental stress in foster mothers and fathers

    This study focuses on children living in foster families with a history of maltreatment or neglect. These children often show adverse mental health outcomes reflected in increased externalizing and internalizi...

    Arnold Lohaus, Sabrina Chodura, Christine Möller, Tabea Symanzik, Daniela Ehrenberg, Ann-Katrin Job, Vanessa Reindl, Kerstin Konrad and Nina Heinrichs

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:43

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  4. Research Article

    Socioeconomic position and self-harm among adolescents: a population-based cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden

    Understanding the association between parental socioeconomic position and self-harm in adolescence is crucial due to its substantial magnitude and associated inequality. Most previous studies have been either ...

    Bereket T. Lodebo, Jette Möller, Jan-Olov Larsson and Karin Engström

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:46

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Youth in the midst of escalated political violence: sense of coherence and hope among Jewish and Bedouin Arab adolescents

    During stressful events, individuals (particularly adolescents) from minority groups are often more vulnerable to distress. This claim will be examined in terms of coping resources and stress reactions to esca...

    Sarah Abu-Kaf, Orna Braun-Lewensohn and Tehila Kalagy

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:42

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  6. Research Article

    Mental health literacy in adolescents: ability to recognise problems, helpful interventions and outcomes

    Although mental health literacy has been widely studied in adults, there are still relatively few studies on adolescent populations. In Sri Lanka, adolescents account for about one fifth of the population. Cur...

    Udena Ruwindu Attygalle, Hemamali Perera and Bernard Deepal Wanniarachchi Jayamanne

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:38

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  7. Research Article

    Mortality of young offenders: a national register-based follow-up study of 15- to 19-year-old Finnish delinquents referred for forensic psychiatric examination between 1980 and 2010

    The mortality rate of young offenders is high. Furthermore, mortality in young offenders is associated with psychiatric and substance use disorders. The primary aim of this national register-based follow-up st...

    Nina Lindberg, Jouko Miettunen, Anni Heiskala and Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:37

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  8. Research Article

    The association of monthly, diurnal and circadian variations with suicide attempts by young people

    Different psychosocial factors might have an impact on suicidal behaviour and evidence shows that there may be an association between monthly, diurnal and circadian changes and suicidal behaviours.

    Türkan Akkaya-Kalayci, Nestor D. Kapusta, Thomas Waldhör, Victor Blüml, Luise Poustka and Zeliha Özlü-Erkilic

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:35

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  9. Research Article

    Adolescent adaptive behavior profiles in Williams–Beuren syndrome, Down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder

    Adaptive behavior can be impaired in different neurodevelopmental disorders and may be influenced by confounding factors, such as intelligence quotient (IQ) and socioeconomic classification. Our main objective...

    Carolina Grego Del Cole, Sheila Cavalcante Caetano, Wagner Ribeiro, Arthur Melo E. e. Kümmer and Andrea Parolin Jackowski

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:40

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  10. Research Article

    Quality of life in anxious adolescents

    To examine associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and anxiety symptoms across anxiety domains (obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, phys...

    Solfrid Raknes, Ståle Pallesen, Joseph A. Himle, Jon Fauskanger Bjaastad, Gro Janne Wergeland, Asle Hoffart, Kari Dyregrov, Åshild Tellefsen Håland and Bente Storm Mowatt Haugland

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:33

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  11. Research Article

    Breastfeeding is associated with enhanced learning abilities in school-aged children

    The majority of studies on the associations between breastfeeding and cognitive functioning have focused on IQ, with only a few investigating learning skills, and none of the latter adjusting for maternal IQ. ...

    Johanna Inhyang Kim, Bung-Nyun Kim, Jae-Won Kim, Soon-Beom Hong, Min-Sup Shin, Hee Jeong Yoo and Soo-Churl Cho

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:36

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  12. Review

    Health risk behavior among chronically ill adolescents: a systematic review of assessment tools

    Adolescents living with chronic illnesses engage in health risk behaviors (HRB) which pose challenges for optimizing care and management of their ill health. Frequent monitoring of HRB is recommended, however ...

    Derrick Ssewanyana, Moses Kachama Nyongesa, Anneloes van Baar, Charles R. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:32

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  13. Research Article

    Quality of life in children and adolescents with bipolar I depression treated with olanzapine/fluoxetine combination

    We examined the efficacy of olanzapine/fluoxetine combination (OFC) in improving health-related quality of life (QoL) in the treatment of bipolar depression in children and adolescents.

    Daniel J. Walker, Melissa P. DelBello, John Landry, Deborah N. D’Souza and Holland C. Detke

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:34

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Emulsified omega-3 fatty-acids modulate the symptoms of depressive disorder in children and adolescents: a pilot study

    The prevalence of mood disorders in children is a growing global concern. Omega-3 fatty acids (FA) are emerging as a promising adjuvant therapy for depressive disorder (DD) in paediatric patients. The primary ...

    Jana Trebatická, Zuzana Hradečná, František Böhmer, Magdaléna Vaváková, Iveta Waczulíková, Iveta Garaiova, Ján Luha, Igor Škodáček, Ján Šuba and Zdeňka Ďuračková

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:30

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Dysfunctional maltreatment-related cognitions in children and adolescents

    Dysfunctional trauma-related cognitions correlate highly with chronic stress. Studies on maltreatment-related cognitions and their predictors in children and adolescents are rare.

    Anke de Haan, Helene G. Ganser, Annika Münzer, Andreas Witt and Lutz Goldbeck

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:31

    Published on: 25 June 2017

  16. Research Article

    A comparative study of the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in Almajiris and public primary school pupils in Zaria, Northwest Nigeria

    ‘Almajiris’ are children and adolescents sent far away from their homes to study in Islamic schools under the care of Muslim scholars. Over the years, there has been a decline in the capacity of the scholars t...

    Aishatu Abubakar-Abdullateef, Babatunde Adedokun and Olayinka Omigbodun

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:29

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  17. Research Article

    One-year trajectory analysis for ADHD symptoms and its associated factors in community-based children and adolescents in Taiwan

    Several longitudinal studies have shown the partial symptomatic persistence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in clinic-based samples. However, little is known about the patterns and trajector...

    Chia-Jui Tsai, Yi-Lung Chen, Hsiang-Yuan Lin and Susan Shur-Fen Gau

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:28

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  18. Research Article

    Acceptance and commitment therapy universal prevention program for adolescents: a feasibility study

    There is a need to prevent anxiety and depression in young people and mindfulness contains important emotion regulation strategies. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based therapy, has yet...

    Rowan Burckhardt, Vijaya Manicavasagar, Philip J. Batterham, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic and Fiona Shand

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:27

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  19. Research Article

    Differential therapeutic effects of atomoxetine and methylphenidate in childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy

    The stimulant methylphenidate (MPH) and the nonstimulant atomoxetine (ATX) are the most commonly-prescribed pharmacological treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the drug-spe...

    Yoko Nakanishi, Toyosaku Ota, Junzo Iida, Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Naoko Kishimoto, Kosuke Okazaki and Toshifumi Kishimoto

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:26

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  20. Research Article

    Adolescent health and subsequent risk of self-harm hospitalisation: a 15-year follow-up of the Young-HUNT cohort

    Self-harm is associated with increased suicide risk, and constitutes a major challenge in adolescent mental healthcare. In the current study, we examined the association between different aspects of adolescent...

    Asbjørn Junker, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard and Ottar Bjerkeset

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:25

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  21. Research Article

    Infants and the decision to provide ongoing child welfare services

    Infants are the most likely recipients of child welfare services; however, little is known about infants and families who come into contact with the child welfare system and factors that are associated with se...

    Joanne Filippelli, Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé, Esme Fuller-Thomson and Tara Black

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:24

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  22. 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

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