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  1. Research Article

    A multi-national comparison of antipsychotic drug use in children and adolescents, 2005–2012

    Over the last decades, an increase in antipsychotic (AP) prescribing and a shift from first-generation antipsychotics (FGA) to second-generation antipsychotics (SGA) among youth have been reported. However, mo...

    Luuk J. Kalverdijk, Christian J. Bachmann, Lise Aagaard, Mehmet Burcu, Gerd Glaeske, Falk Hoffmann, Irene Petersen, Catharina C. M. Schuiling-Veninga, Linda P. Wijlaars and Julie M. Zito

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:55

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  2. Research Article

    Effectiveness of the BOOST-A™ online transition planning program for adolescents on the autism spectrum: a quasi-randomized controlled trial

    The majority of existing transition planning programs are focused on people with a disability in general and may not meet the specific need of adolescents on the autism spectrum. In addition, these interventio...

    Megan Hatfield, Marita Falkmer, Torbjorn Falkmer and Marina Ciccarelli

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:54

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  3. Research Article

    Photo-elicitation with adolescents in qualitative research: an example of its use in exploring family interactions in adolescent psychiatry

    Photo-elicitation is a method used increasingly often in qualitative health research, and its positive effect on the research process is well established today. Photo-elicitation appears to facilitate verbaliz...

    J. Sibeoni, E. Costa-Drolon, L. Poulmarc’h, S. Colin, M. Valentin, J. Pradère and A. Revah-Levy

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:49

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  4. Research Article

    Child maltreatment in Germany: prevalence rates in the general population

    Child maltreatment and its consequences are considered a major public health problem. So far, there is only one study from Germany reporting prevalence rates on different types of maltreatment.

    Andreas Witt, Rebecca C. Brown, Paul L. Plener, Elmar Brähler and Jörg M. Fegert

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:47

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  5. Research Article

    Suicidal deaths in elementary school students in Korea

    The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of childhood suicidal deaths among elementary school students that occurred from 2011 to 2015 in Korea.

    Minha Hong, Han Nah Cho, Ah Reum Kim, Hyun Ju Hong and Yong-Sil Kweon

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:53

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  6. Research Article

    Intense/obsessional interests in children with gender dysphoria: a cross-validation study using the Teacher’s Report Form

    This study assessed whether children clinically referred for gender dysphoria (GD) show symptoms that overlap with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Circumscribed preoccupations/intense interests and repetitive ...

    Kenneth J. Zucker, A. Natisha Nabbijohn, Alanna Santarossa, Hayley Wood, Susan J. Bradley, Joanna Matthews and Doug P. VanderLaan

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:51

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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