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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Little is known about the social context of girls with conduct disorder (CD), a question of increasing importance to clinicians and researchers. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations betwee...

    Authors: Kathleen Pajer, Stefanie Stein, Karin Tritt, Chien-Ni Chang, Wei Wang and William Gardner
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:28
  19. Child maltreatment can cause significant physical and psychological problems. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and determinants of child maltreatment in Guangzhou, China, where such issues...

    Authors: Phil WS Leung, William CW Wong, WQ Chen and Catherine SK Tang
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:27
  20. Atomoxetine is FDA-approved as a treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients aged 6 years to adult. Among pediatric clinical trials of atomoxetine to date, six with a randomized, d...

    Authors: Christopher J Kratochvil, Denái R Milton, Brigette S Vaughan and Laurence L Greenhill
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:25
  21. The review presents pediatric adverse drug events from a historical perspective and focuses on selected safety issues associated with off-label use of medications for the psychiatric treatment of youth. Clinic...

    Authors: Julie M Zito, Albert T Derivan, Christopher J Kratochvil, Daniel J Safer, Joerg M Fegert and Laurence L Greenhill
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:24
  22. Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief behavioural screening questionnaire for children and teenagers aged 3 to 16 years. It is available in 66 languages, and gaining more popularity world w...

    Authors: Teck-Hock Toh, Sing-Jill Chow, Tzer-Hwu Ting and Jill Sewell
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:23
  23. Lithium is a benchmark treatment for bipolar illness in adults. However, there has been relatively little methodologically stringent research regarding the use of lithium in youth suffering from bipolarity.

    Authors: Robert L Findling, Jean A Frazier, Vivian Kafantaris, Robert Kowatch, Jon McClellan, Mani Pavuluri, Linmarie Sikich, Stefanie Hlastala, Stephen R Hooper, Christine A Demeter, Denise Bedoya, Bernard Brownstein and Perdita Taylor-Zapata
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:21
  24. In the majority of cases short-term treatment outcome of juvenile dissociative disorder is rather favourable. In contrast, the long-term course seems to be less positive, but meaningful results are still fragm...

    Authors: Thomas Jans, Stefanie Schneck-Seif, Tobias Weigand, Wolfgang Schneider, Heiner Ellgring, Christoph Wewetzer and Andreas Warnke
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:19
  25. Stigmatizing, or discriminatory, perspectives and behaviour, which target individuals on the basis of their mental health, are observed in even the youngest school children. We conducted a systematic review of...

    Authors: Howard M Schachter, Alberta Girardi, Mylan Ly, Denise Lacroix, Andrew B Lumb, Judith van Berkom and Ritu Gill
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:18
  26. Deficits in cognitive and/or affective perspective-taking have been implicated in Conduct-Disorder (CD), but empirical investigations produced equivocal results. Two factors may be implicated: (a) distinct def...

    Authors: Xenia Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous and David Warden
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:16
  27. 342 Caucasian subjects with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were recruited from pediatric and behavioral health clinics for a genetic study. Concurrent comorbidity was assessed to characterize ...

    Authors: Josephine Elia, Paul Ambrosini and Wade Berrettini
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:15
  28. Research is needed to establish the utility of diagnostic interviews in clinical settings. Studies comparing clinical diagnoses with diagnoses generated with structured instruments show generally low or modera...

    Authors: Bertrand Lauth, Sigurður Rafn A Levy, Guðlaug Júlíusdóttir, Pierre Ferrari and Hannes Pétursson
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:14
  29. Nail biting (NB) is a very common unwanted behavior. The majority of children are motivated to stop NB and have already tried to stop it, but are generally unsuccessful in doing so. It is a difficult behavior ...

    Authors: Ahmad Ghanizadeh
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:13
  30. Following the end of the Gulf War that resulted in the liberation of Kuwait, there are no reports on the impact of veterans' traumatic exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on their children. We co...

    Authors: Fawziyah A Al-Turkait and Jude U Ohaeri
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:12
  31. The objective of this analysis was to measure changes in items on the Pediatric Adverse Event Rating Scale (PAERS) that relate to emotional well-being of children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperac...

    Authors: Peter M Wehmeier, Alexander Schacht, Martin Lehmann, Ralf W Dittmann, Susan G Silva and John S March
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:11
  32. The objective of this analysis was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a brief scale developed to assess the degree of difficulties in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The ...

    Authors: Peter M Wehmeier, Alexander Schacht, Ralf W Dittmann and Manfred Döpfner
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:10
  33. The goals were to determine the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children after paediatric intensive care treatment, to identify risk factors for PTSD, and to compare this data with data fro...

    Authors: Madelon B Bronner, Hendrika Knoester, Albert P Bos, Bob F Last and Martha A Grootenhuis
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:9
  34. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) has become one of the most widely used measurement tools in child and adolescent mental health work across the globe. The SDQ was originally developed and val...

    Authors: Yasong Du, Jianhua Kou and David Coghill
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:8
  35. Relatively little is known about the long-term psychopathological and psychosocial outcome of early-onset schizophrenia. The existing literature describes more severe courses of illness in these patients compa...

    Authors: Andreas Reichert, Susanne Kreiker, Claudia Mehler-Wex and Andreas Warnke
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:6
  36. Recent studies have not paid a great deal of attention to comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in autistic children even though it is well known that almost half of children with a...

    Authors: Judith Sinzig, Dagmar Morsch, Nicole Bruning, Martin H Schmidt and Gerd Lehmkuhl
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:4
  37. A mood-related ruminative response style increases the risk of onset and persistence of depression. This preliminary study investigated whether, in depressed adolescents, cognitive-behaviour therapy reduces mo...

    Authors: Paul O Wilkinson and Ian M Goodyer
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:3
  38. Multiple psycho-social risk factors are common in children and adolescents in youth welfare, especially in residential care. In this survey study we assessed the prevalence of behavioral, emotional symptoms an...

    Authors: Marc Schmid, Lutz Goldbeck, Jakob Nuetzel and Joerg M Fegert
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2008 2:2
  39. While fathers were neglected for a long time in research investigating families of pediatric patients, there are now a few studies available on fathers' posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and posttraumatic s...

    Authors: Karin Ribi, Margarete E Vollrath, Felix H Sennhauser, Hanspeter E Gnehm and Markus A Landolt
    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2007 1:16