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  1. Content type: Research article

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder. However, few studies have addressed the use of ECT in adolescen...

    Authors: Shuai Wang, Chao Yang, Junpu Jia, Yuming Zhou and Yi Zheng

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:49

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Children and youths with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have behavioural characteristics and severe social disabilities that make them vulnerable to victimisation. The current study explores the prevalence of ...

    Authors: A. Paul, C. Gallot, C. Lelouche, M. P. Bouvard and A. Amestoy

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:48

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  3. Content type: Review

    Children in military families have uniquely different childhood experiences compared to their civilian peers, including a parent in employment and a stable familial income, frequent relocations, indirect expos...

    Authors: Victoria Williamson, Sharon A. M. Stevelink, Eve Da Silva and Nicola T. Fear

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:46

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  4. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged an error in the “Authors’ contributions” section of the article.

    Authors: Pola Heimann, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Jonas Buning, Norbert Wagner, Claudia Stollbrink-Peschgens, Astrid Dempfle and Georg G. von Polier

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:47

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    The original article was published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:34

  5. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the quality of life and risk of psychopathology in the infant and adolescent offspring of psychiatric inpatients from a general hospital unit.

    Authors: Ana Luiza Ache, Paula Fernandes Moretti, Gibsi Possapp Rocha, Rogéria Recondo, Marco Antônio Pacheco and Lucas Spanemberg

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:45

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Substance use and delinquency are considered to be mutual risk factors. Previous studies have shown that multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) is effective in tackling both conditions on the short term. The c...

    Authors: Thimo M. van der Pol, Vincent Hendriks, Henk Rigter, Moran D. Cohn, Theo A. H. Doreleijers, Lieke van Domburgh and Robert R. J. M. Vermeiren

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:44

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Somatic symptoms are common and costly for society and correlate with suffering and low functioning. Nevertheless, little is known about the long-term implications of somatic symptoms. The objective of this st...

    Authors: Hannes Bohman, Sara B. Låftman, Neil Cleland, Mathias Lundberg, Aivar Päären and Ulf Jonsson

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:42

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The transitioning of young patients from child and adolescent to adult mental health services when indicated often results in the interruption or termination of service. The personal views of young service use...

    Authors: Sabine Loos, Naina Walia, Thomas Becker and Bernd Puschner

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:41

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic interviews and questionnaires are commonly used in the assessment of adolescents referred to child and adolescent mental health services. Many of these rating scales are constructed for adults and f...

    Authors: Elisabeth Ness, Hanne-Sofie Johnsen Dahl, Peter Tallberg, Svein Amlo, Per Høglend, Agneta Thorén, Jens Egeland and Randi Ulberg

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:39

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Children who experience sexual abuse undergo various negative psychosocial outcomes such as depressive symptoms. Unfortunately, not many studies have been conducted on the incidence of depressive symptoms amon...

    Authors: Teresia Mutavi, Anne Obondo, Donald Kokonya, Lincoln Khasakhala, Anne Mbwayo, Francis Njiri and Muthoni Mathai

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:40

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Child physical abuse (CPA) is an extensive public health problem because of its associations with poor health outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine which of the background factors of CPA committed by ...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Annerbäck, Carl Göran Svedin and Örjan Dahlström

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:38

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  12. Content type: Review

    The second generation antipsychotic drug risperidone is widely used in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry to treat conditions associated with disruptive behavior, aggression and irritability, such as...

    Authors: Thomas Dodsworth, David D. Kim, Ric M. Procyshyn, Colin J. Ross, William G. Honer and Alasdair M. Barr

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    It is important for children to maintain high self-perceived competence and self-esteem, and there are few measures to evaluate them through elementary to junior high school days in Japan. To evaluate psychome...

    Authors: Yukiyo Nagai, Kayo Nomura, Masako Nagata, Tetsuji Kaneko and Osamu Uemura

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:36

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a prominent mental health concern among adolescents. Few studies have examined adolescent DSH in non-Western countries. This study examines the prevalence, types and associated ri...

    Authors: Michelle Siu Min Lauw, Abishek Mathew Abraham and Cheryl Bee Lock Loh

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:35

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This naturalistic study assesses the effectiveness of inpatient multidisciplinary treatment of children and adolescents with somatic symptom disorders (SSD) and investigates the role of pain coping strategies ...

    Authors: Pola Heimann, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Jonas Buning, Norbert Wagner, Claudia Stollbrink-Peschgens, Astrid Dempfle and Georg G. von Polier

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:34

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:47

  16. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety related problems in children is empirically supported. In addition, universal anxiety prevention programmes based on CBT have been demonstrated i...

    Authors: Yuko Urao, Michiko Yoshida, Takako Koshiba, Yasunori Sato, Shin-ichi Ishikawa and Eiji Shimizu

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Dysfunctional cognitions related to trauma is an important factor in the development and maintenance of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in children and adolescents. The Child Post-traumatic Cognitions ...

    Authors: Han Byul Lee, Kyoung Min Shin, Young Ki Chung, Namhee Kim, Yee Jin Shin, Un-Sun Chung, Seung Min Bae, Minha Hong and Hyoung Yoon Chang

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:32

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Relatively little is known about the role of maternal functioning in terms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, attachment style and resilience as predictive factors for treatment outco...

    Authors: Pernille Darling Rasmussen, Ole Jakob Storebø, Yael Shmueli-Goetz, Anders Bo Bojesen, Erik Simonsen and Niels Bilenberg

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:31

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In Burkina Faso, stunting affects children and is a public health problem. We studied the association between stunting and child’s neuro-psychological outcomes at 6–8 years of age in rural Burkina Faso using t...

    Authors: Anselme Simeon Sanou, Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, Penny Holding, Victoria Nankabirwa, Ingunn Marie S. Engebretsen, Grace Ndeezi, James K. Tumwine, Nicolas Meda, Thorkild Tylleskär and Esperance Kashala-Abotnes

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:30

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  20. Content type: Review

    Suicide is a leading cause of death in adolescence. School provides an effective avenue both for reaching adolescents and for gatekeeper training. This enables gatekeepers to recognize and respond to at-risk s...

    Authors: Phoenix K. H. Mo, Ting Ting Ko and Mei Qi Xin

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:29

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There is a significant link between insecure attachment and the development of psychopathology in adolescence. We investigated the relationship between adolescent attachment styles and the development of emoti...

    Authors: Grace Nduku Wambua, Anne Obondo, Antonia Bifulco and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:27

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Mental illness affects every segment of population including young adults. The beliefs held by young patients regarding the causes of mental illness impact their treatment-seeking behaviour. It is pertinent to...

    Authors: Judy Wanjiru Mbuthia, Manasi Kumar, Fredrik Falkenström, Mary Wangari Kuria and Caleb Joseph Othieno

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:28

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Even though the concept of burnout has been widely explored across the globe, the evidence base on burnout among high school students in the South Asian context is scanty. Against the backdrop of ever-increasi...

    Authors: Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Devani Sakunthala Dissanayake and Gihan Sajiwa Abeywardena

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:26

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Child maltreatment of all types is a serious concern for society, and it is important to monitor trends in incidence in order to inform child welfare agencies and policy-makers about emerging issues. In German...

    Authors: Andreas Witt, Heide Glaesmer, Andreas Jud, Paul L. Plener, Elmar Brähler, Rebecca C. Brown and Jörg M. Fegert

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:24

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  25. Content type: Research article

    With the development of economy and technology, the Internet is becoming more and more popular. Internet addiction has gradually become a serious issue in public health worldwide. The number of Internet users ...

    Authors: Yao-jun Shao, Tong Zheng, Yan-qiu Wang, Ling Liu, Yan Chen and Ying-shui Yao

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:25

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Research about self-harm in adolescence is important given the high incidence in youth, and strong links to suicide and other poor outcomes. Clarifying the impact of involvement in school-based self-harm studi...

    Authors: Joanna Lockwood, Ellen Townsend, Leonie Royes, David Daley and Kapil Sayal

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:23

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluates the feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of a combined school- and family-based intervention, delivered by psychosocial counselors, for children with behavior problems in rural Nepal.

    Authors: Ramesh P. Adhikari, Nawaraj Upadhaya, Emily N. Satinsky, Matthew D. Burkey, Brandon A. Kohrt and Mark J. D. Jordans

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:20

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    It has been estimated that more than 200 million children under the age of five do not reach their full potential in cognitive development. Much of what we know about brain development is based on research fro...

    Authors: Ingeborg G. Ribe, Erling Svensen, Britt A. Lyngmo, Estomih Mduma and Sven G. Hinderaker

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:18

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    Growing evidence indicates that if disruptive behavior is left unidentified and untreated, a significant proportion of these problems will persist and may develop into problems linked with delinquency, substan...

    Authors: Mahmood Karimy, Ahmad Fakhri, Esmaeel Vali, Farzaneh Vali, Feliciano H. Veiga, L. A. R. Stein and Marzieh Araban

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:17

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    It has been shown that positive treatment expectancy (TE) and good working alliance increase psychotherapeutic success in adult patients, either directly or mediated by other common treatment factors like coll...

    Authors: Veronica Kirsch, Ferdinand Keller, Dunja Tutus and Lutz Goldbeck

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:16

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    Structured risk/need assessment tools are increasingly used to orientate risk reduction strategies with juvenile offenders. The assumption is that the risk/need items on these tools are sufficiently sensitive ...

    Authors: Ed L. B. Hilterman, Ilja L. Bongers, Tonia L. Nicholls and Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:15

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  32. Content type: Commentary

    Transfer of knowledge is an important issue throughout all scientific disciplines, especially in the medical and psycho-social field. The issue of worldwide knowledge transfer in child mental health is one of ...

    Authors: Anna T. Maier, Rebecca C. Brown and Joerg M. Fegert

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:14

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    The 2016 presidential election season and subsequent political events have had physical and emotional impacts on youth. We collected qualitative insights from 14 to 24 year olds across the US related to these ...

    Authors: Melissa DeJonckheere, Andre Fisher and Tammy Chang

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:8

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persists into adolescence and adulthood; however, few studies have analyzed the experiences of university students with ADHD. This study explored the difficultie...

    Authors: Soo Jin Kwon, Yoonjung Kim and Yeunhee Kwak

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:12

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    Although adolescents’ mental health problems and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs) have been a serious public health concern worldwide, descriptions of risk factors for SITBs often fail to take mig...

    Authors: Jingjing Lu, Feng Wang, Pengfei Chai, Dongshuo Wang, Lu Li and Xudong Zhou

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:13

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  36. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the authors listed in Table 1 are in the wrong order. They should be listed as follows:

    Authors: Nikhat Hoosen, Eugene Lee Davids, Petrus J. de Vries and Maylene Shung-King

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:11

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    The original article was published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:6

  37. Content type: Research Article

    Body image distortions such as perception biases are assumed to be precursors of eating disorders (ED). This study aims to investigate body image perceptions and symptoms of disturbed eating behavior among a s...

    Authors: Kathrin Schuck, Simone Munsch and Silvia Schneider

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:10

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Students’ mental health is associated to academic performance. In high income countries, higher students’ grades are related to lower odds of suicidal behaviors, but studies on other indicators of academic per...

    Authors: Ricardo Orozco, Corina Benjet, Guilherme Borges, María Fátima Moneta Arce, Diana Fregoso Ito, Clara Fleiz and Jorge Ameth Villatoro

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:9

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  39. Content type: Review

    Child and adolescent mental health in Africa remains largely neglected. Quick and cost-effective ways for early detection may aid early intervention. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is globa...

    Authors: Nikhat Hoosen, Eugene Lee Davids, Petrus J. de Vries and Maylene Shung-King

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:6

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:11

  40. Content type: Commentary

    This article is an abridged version of a report by an advisory council to the German government on the psychosocial problems facing refugee families from war zones who have settled in Germany. It omits the det...

    Authors: J. M. Fegert, C. Diehl, B. Leyendecker, K. Hahlweg and V. Prayon-Blum

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:5

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In this study, two assumptions derived from the Good Lives Model were examined: whether subjective Quality of Life is related to delinquent behaviour and psychosocial problems, and whether adolescents with ade...

    Authors: C. S. Barendregt, A. M. Van der Laan, I. L. Bongers and Ch. Van Nieuwenhuizen

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:4

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  42. Content type: Research Article

    Many countries around the world lack data on the epidemiology of agency response to child maltreatment. They therefore lack information on how many children in need get help and protection or if children stand...

    Authors: Andreas Jud, Céline Kosirnik, Tanja Mitrovic, Hakim Ben Salah, Etienne Fux, Jana Koehler, Rahel Portmann and René Knüsel

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:3

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Children’s exposure to violence is a major public health issue. The Balkan epidemiological study on Child Abuse and Neglect project aimed to collect internationally comparable data on violence exposures in chi...

    Authors: George Nikolaidis, Kiki Petroulaki, Foteini Zarokosta, Antonia Tsirigoti, Altin Hazizaj, Enila Cenko, Jelena Brkic-Smigoc, Emir Vajzovic, Vaska Stancheva, Stefka Chincheva, Marina Ajdukovic, Miro Rajter, Marija Raleva, Liljana Trpcevska, Maria Roth, Imola Antal…

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:1

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  44. Content type: Research Article

    Self-esteem is fundamentally linked to mental health, but its’ role in trajectories of psychiatric problems is unclear. In particular, few studies have addressed the role of self-esteem in the development of a...

    Authors: Ingvild Oxås Henriksen, Ingunn Ranøyen, Marit Sæbø Indredavik and Frode Stenseng

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:68

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