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  1. No measure of childhood behaviour has been validated in Uganda despite the documented risks to behaviour. Cerebral malaria in children poses a great risk to their behaviour, however behavioural outcomes after ...

    Authors: Paul Bangirana, Noeline Nakasujja, Bruno Giordani, Robert O Opoka, Chandy C John and Michael J Boivin

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:38

    Content type: Research

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  2. Social phobia (social anxiety disorder - SAD) is a rather common but often undetected and undertreated psychiatric condition in youths. Screening of SAD in young individuals in community samples is thus import...

    Authors: Malin Gren-Landell, Andreas Björklind, Maria Tillfors, Tomas Furmark, Carl Göran Svedin and Gerhard Andersson

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:36

    Content type: Research

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  3. There are conflicting results on whether immigrant children are at a heightened risk of mental health problems compared with native youth in the resettlement country.

    Authors: Aina Basilier Vaage, Laila Tingvold, Edvard Hauff, Thong Van Ta, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Jocelyne Clench-Aas and Per Hove Thomsen

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:34

    Content type: Research

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  4. To study the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression in parents three months after pediatric intensive care treatment of their child and examine if peritraumatic dissocation ...

    Authors: Madelon B Bronner, Anne-Marie Kayser, Hendrika Knoester, Albert P Bos, Bob F Last and Martha A Grootenhuis

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:33

    Content type: Research

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  5. Child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP), a subspecialty of psychiatry in Japan, is facing a serious workforce shortage. To resolve this situation, the Japanese government has organized a task force and has been ...

    Authors: Masaru Tateno, Naoki Uchida, Saya Kikuchi, Ryosaku Kawada, Seiju Kobayashi, Wakako Nakano, Ryuji Sasaki, Keisuke Shibata, Tomohiro Shirasaka, Muneyuki Suzuki, Kumi Uehara and Toshikazu Saito

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:30

    Content type: Research

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  6. There is a dearth of studies exploring the magnitude of mental disorders amongst adolescents and youths in the Arab world. To our knowledge, this phase 2 survey in Oman is the first nationally representative s...

    Authors: Sanjay Jaju, Samir Al-Adawi, Hilal Al-Kharusi, Magdi Morsi and Asya Al-Riyami

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:29

    Content type: Research

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  7. Depressive symptoms in children are associated with social skills deficits and problems with peers. We propose a model which suggests different mechanisms for the impact of deficits in self-oriented social ski...

    Authors: Sonja Perren and Françoise D Alsaker

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:28

    Content type: Research

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  8. Previous reports have suggested impairment in facial expression recognition in delinquents, but controversy remains with respect to how such recognition is impaired. To address this issue, we investigated faci...

    Authors: Wataru Sato, Shota Uono, Naomi Matsuura and Motomi Toichi

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:27

    Content type: Research

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  9. Diagnosis and treatment of children affected by disruptions of attachment (out of home placement, multiple changes of primary caregiver) is an area of considerable controversy. The possible contribution of psy...

    Authors: Carlo Schuengel, Mirjam Oosterman and Paula S Sterkenburg

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:26

    Content type: Review

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  10. Attachment theory predicts and subsequent empirical research has amply demonstrated that individual variations in patterns of early attachment behaviour are primarily influenced by differences in sensitive res...

    Authors: Judit Gervai

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:25

    Content type: Review

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  11. Early intervention and preventive interventions are attracting increasing attention in the child and adolescent mental health field because recent research findings offer new insights into risk mechanisms and ...

    Authors: Thomas G O'Connor and Mary E Spagnola

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:24

    Content type: Review

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  12. The degree of ADHD-related difficulties – reflecting overall impairment, social functioning, and quality of life – may be perceived differently by adolescent patients, parents and physicians. The primary aim o...

    Authors: Ralf W Dittmann, Peter M Wehmeier, Alexander Schacht, Anette Minarzyk, Martin Lehmann, Kathrin Sevecke and Gerd Lehmkuhl

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:21

    Content type: Research

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  13. Deliberate self harm (DSH) is a major public health concern and has increased among young people in Ireland. While DSH is undoubtedly the result of interacting factors, studies have identified an association b...

    Authors: Lorna Power, Sophia Morgan, Sinead Byrne, Carole Boylan, Andreé Carthy, Sinead Crowley, Carol Fitzpatrick and Suzanne Guerin

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:20

    Content type: Research

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  14. This article reports on offense related characteristics and the psychosexual development in subgroups of juvenile sex offenders as measured by the Global Assessment Instrument for Juvenile Sex Offenders (GAIJS...

    Authors: Lisette 't A Hart-Kerkhoffs, Theo AH Doreleijers, Lucres MC Jansen, Anton PH van Wijk and Ruud AR Bullens

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  15. The aims of this study were to describe alcohol use among Norwegian teenagers and investigate the associations between mental health problems and alcohol intoxications with focus on age and gender.

    Authors: Arve Strandheim, Turid Lingaas Holmen, Lindsey Coombes and Niels Bentzen

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:18

    Content type: Research

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  16. Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) is indicated for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 to 12 years of age and in adults. In a previous laboratory school study, LDX de...

    Authors: Sharon B Wigal, Scott H Kollins, Ann C Childress and Liza Squires

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:17

    Content type: Research

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  17. Ethnic diversity in schools increases due to globalization. Thus, the children's social-emotional competence development must be considered in the context of a multi-ethnic classroom.

    Authors: Katja Petrowski, Ulf Herold, Peter Joraschky, Agnes von Wyl and Manfred Cierpka

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  18. The origin of the present study was to develop the liaison work between the disciplines of child and adolescent psychiatry and paediatric surgery and nursing, so as to improve the quality of treatment and care...

    Authors: Margret Nisell, Ulf Brodin, Kyllike Christensson and Per-Anders Rydelius

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:15

    Content type: Research

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  19. Most psychotropic drugs used in the treatment of children and adolescents are applied "off label" with a direct risk of under- or overdosing and a delayed risk of long-term side effects. The selection of doses...

    Authors: Claudia Mehler-Wex, Michael Kölch, Julia Kirchheiner, Gisela Antony, Jörg M Fegert and Manfred Gerlach

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. Previous studies about unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs) showed that they are a highly vulnerable group who have greater psychiatric morbidity than the general population. This review focuses on mental healt...

    Authors: Julia Huemer, Niranjan S Karnik, Sabine Voelkl-Kernstock, Elisabeth Granditsch, Kanita Dervic, Max H Friedrich and Hans Steiner

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:13

    Content type: Review

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  21. In 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health funded the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN) under the Advanced Center for Services and Intervention Research (ACSIR) mechanism. At the tim...

    Authors: Mark Shapiro, Susan G Silva, Scott Compton, Allan Chrisman, Joseph DeVeaugh-Geiss, Alfiee Breland-Noble, Douglas Kondo, Jerry Kirchner and John S March

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:12

    Content type: Review

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  22. The objective of this study was to examine whether fluoxetine was superior to placebo in the acute amelioration of depressive symptomatology in adolescents with depressive illness and a comorbid substance use ...

    Authors: Robert L Findling, Maria E Pagano, Nora K McNamara, Robert J Stansbrey, Jon E Faber, Jacqui Lingler, Christine A Demeter, Denise Bedoya and Michael D Reed

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  23. The objective of this study was to compare intramuscular (IM) ziprasidone to conventional IM medications (haloperidol combined with lorazepam) for the treatment of severe agitation in adolescents (age 12–17).

    Authors: William C Jangro, Horacio Preval, Robert Southard, Steven G Klotz and Andrew Francis

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:9

    Content type: Research

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  24. The aim of the study was to describe families with small children who participated in parent-child interaction interventions at four centres in Sweden, and to examine long term and short term changes regarding...

    Authors: Kerstin Neander and Ingemar Engström

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:8

    Content type: Research

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  25. Conduct problems are common, disabling and costly. The prognosis for children with conduct problems is poor, with outcomes in adulthood including criminal behaviour, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, ...

    Authors: Janine Dretzke, Clare Davenport, Emma Frew, Jane Barlow, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Sue Bayliss, Rod S Taylor, Josie Sandercock and Chris Hyde

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:7

    Content type: Review

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  26. Children whose parents have psychiatric disorders experience an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, and have higher rates of developmental problems and mortality. Assessing the size of this pop...

    Authors: Diego G Bassani, Cintia V Padoin, Diane Philipp and Scott Veldhuizen

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:6

    Content type: Research

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  27. The impact of once daily atomoxetine treatment on symptoms in children and adolescents with ADHD may vary over the day. In order to capture such variations, two studies were undertaken in children and adolesce...

    Authors: Peter M Wehmeier, Ralf W Dittmann, Alexander Schacht, Karin Helsberg and Gerd Lehmkuhl

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:5

    Content type: Research

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  28. This paper presents the rationale, design, and methods of the Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study II (POTS II), which investigates two different cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) augmentatio...

    Authors: Jennifer B Freeman, Molly L Choate-Summers, Abbe M Garcia, Phoebe S Moore, Jeffrey J Sapyta, Muniya S Khanna, John S March, Edna B Foa and Martin E Franklin

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:4

    Content type: Research

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  29. In many developed countries, the treatment of hyperkinetic disorder (or ADHD) consumes a considerable amount of resources. The primary aim of this study was to determine change in the direct cost of treatment ...

    Authors: Peter M Wehmeier, Alexander Schacht and Aribert Rothenberger

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. The aim of this study is to assess and evaluate the capacities for understanding, appreciation and reasoning of legal minors with psychiatric disorders and their parents and their competence to consent or asse...

    Authors: Michael Koelch, Hanneke Singer, Anja Prestel, Jessica Burkert, Ulrike Schulze and Jörg M Fegert

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:2

    Content type: Research

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  31. The Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute, is holding a series of 5 workshops to examine the controversies surrounding the use of medication to treat emotional and behavioral disturbances in children...

    Authors: Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:1

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. The compulsory treatment of anorexia nervosa is a contentious issue. Research suggests that psychiatrists have a range of attitudes towards patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, and towards the use of comp...

    Authors: Jacinta OA Tan, Helen A Doll, Raymond Fitzpatrick, Anne Stewart and Tony Hope

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:40

    Content type: Research

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  33. Research in psychopharmacology for children and adolescents is fraught with ethical problems and tensions. This has practical consequences as it leads to a paucity of the research that is essential to support ...

    Authors: Jacinta OA Tan and Michael Koelch

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:39

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Pediatric liaison services attending to the psychological health needs of children with chronic physical illness are limited or virtually non-existent in Nigeria and most sub-Saharan African countries, and psy...

    Authors: Muideen O Bakare, Olayinka O Omigbodun, Olugbenga B Kuteyi, Martin M Meremikwu and Ahamefule O Agomoh

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:34

    Content type: Research

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  35. Several lines of evidence indicate that the central cannabinoid receptor 1 (CNR1) as well as the major endocannabinoid degrading enzymes fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), N-acylethanolamine-hydrolyzing acid a...

    Authors: Timo Dirk Müller, Kathrin Reichwald, Günter Brönner, Jeanette Kirschner, Thuy Trang Nguyen, André Scherag, Wolfgang Herzog, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Peter Lichtner, Thomas Meitinger, Matthias Platzer, Helmut Schäfer, Johannes Hebebrand and Anke Hinney

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:33

    Content type: Research

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  36. Previous studies have suggested that both underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis routinely occur in ADHD and hyperkinesis (hyperkinetic disorders). England has introduced governmental guidelines for these disorders'...

    Authors: David M Foreman and Tamsin Ford

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:32

    Content type: Research

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  37. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience problems with education, interaction with others and emotional disturbances. Families of ADHD children also suffer a significant b...

    Authors: David Coghill, Cesar Soutullo, Carlos d'Aubuisson, Ulrich Preuss, Trygve Lindback, Maria Silverberg and Jan Buitelaar

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:31

    Content type: Research

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  38. This investigation was designed to characterize psychotic disorders among patients originally treated as in- and outpatients by child and adolescent psychiatric services and subsequently followed-up into mid-a...

    Authors: Ulf Engqvist and Per-Anders Rydelius

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:30

    Content type: Research

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  39. The purpose of this study was to investigate level of loneliness, essential needs during university education, and relationships between loneliness, essential needs, and characteristics of university students....

    Authors: Ugur Özdemir and Tarik Tuncay

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:29

    Content type: Research

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