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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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    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

  10. 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

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    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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