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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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