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  1. To explore the influence of age on treatment responses to atomoxetine and to assess the relationship between core symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and health-related quality of life ...

    Authors: Peter M Wehmeier, Alexander Schacht, Rodrigo Escobar, Nicola Savill and Val Harpin

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  2. Clinician-rated measures are used extensively in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA) is a short clinician-rated m...

    Authors: Ketil Hanssen-Bauer, Øyvind Langsrud, Siv Kvernmo and Sonja Heyerdahl

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:29

    Content type: Research

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  3. Cyber-bullying (i.e., bullying via electronic means) has emerged as a new form of bullying that presents unique challenges to those victimised. Recent studies have demonstrated that there is a significant conc...

    Authors: Sonja Perren, Julian Dooley, Thérèse Shaw and Donna Cross

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  4. The aims of this study are to describe the methodological challenges in recruiting a follow-up sample of children referred to an interdisciplinary hospital child protection team (CPT) and to compare participat...

    Authors: Andreas Jud, Ulrich Lips and Markus A Landolt

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:27

    Content type: Research

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  5. Adolescents rarely seek psychiatric help; they even hesitate to disclose their feelings to their parents. However; the adolescents especially the females experience depressive symptoms more frequently than gen...

    Authors: Afaf H Khalil, Menan A Rabie, Mohamed F Abd-El-Aziz, Tarek A Abdou, Amany H El-Rasheed and Walaa M Sabry

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:26

    Content type: Research

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  6. To assess comorbid DSM-IV-TR Axis I disorders in adolescent inpatients referred for treatment of substance use disorders.

    Authors: Tobias Langenbach, Alexandra Spönlein, Eva Overfeld, Gaby Wiltfang, Niklas Quecke, Norbert Scherbaum, Peter Melchers and Johannes Hebebrand

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  7. In his developmental model of emerging psychopathy, Lynam proposed that the "fledgling psychopath" is most likely to be located within a subgroup of children elevated in both hyperactivity/inattention/impulsiv...

    Authors: Jared D Michonski and Carla Sharp

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:24

    Content type: Research

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  8. Previous studies have shown favourable results with intensive behavioural treatment for children with autism: evidence has emerged that treatment can be successfully implemented in a community setting and in a...

    Authors: Marco Valenti, Renato Cerbo, Francesco Masedu, Marco De Caris and Germana Sorge

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  9. The transition to adolescence is a time of increased vulnerability for risk taking and poor health, social and academic outcomes. Parents have an important role in protecting their children from these potentia...

    Authors: Kylie Burke, Leah Brennan and Sarah Roney

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:22

    Content type: Research

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  10. There still is a lack of prospective studies on bone mineral development in patients with a history of early onset Anorexia nervosa (AN). Therefore we assessed associations between bone mass accrual and clinic...

    Authors: Ulrike ME Schulze, Simone Schuler, Dieter Schlamp, Peter Schneider and Claudia Mehler-Wex

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  11. The psychometric properties and cross-informant agreement of a German translation of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) were assessed in a clinical sample

    Authors: Katharina Weitkamp, Georg Romer, Sandra Rosenthal, Silke Wiegand-Grefe and Judith Daniels

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:19

    Content type: Research

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  12. A randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of behavior therapy for pediatric trichotillomania was recently completed with 24 participants ranging in age from 7 - 17. The broad age range raised a ques...

    Authors: Martin E Franklin, Aubrey L Edson and Jennifer B Freeman

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:18

    Content type: Research

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  13. Consumption of alcohol is associated with acute and chronic adverse health outcomes. There is a paucity of studies that explore the determinants of alcohol use among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and, in p...

    Authors: Caroline W Kabiru, Donatien Beguy, Joanna Crichton and Alex C Ezeh

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  14. Students who are tracked into low performing schools or classrooms that limit their life chances may report increased depressive symptoms. Limited research has been conducted on academic tracking and its assoc...

    Authors: Garth E Lipps, Gillian A Lowe, Sharon Halliday, Amrie Morris-Patterson, Nelson Clarke and Rosemarie N Wilson

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  15. Parents are the ones who decide whether or not to participate in parent focused prevention trials. Their decisions may be affected by internal factors (e.g., personality, attitudes, sociodemographic characteri...

    Authors: Julia Plueck, Inez Freund-Braier, Christopher Hautmann, Gabriele Beckers, Elke Wieczorrek and Manfred Doepfner

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:15

    Content type: Research

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  16. Approximately 20% of children experience internalizing or externalizing DSM-IV-TR disorders. This prevalence rate cannot be reduced through treatment only. Effective preventive interventions are therefore urge...

    Authors: Kurt Hahlweg, Nina Heinrichs, Annett Kuschel, Heike Bertram and Sebastian Naumann

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  17. The identification of mental health problems early in life can increase the well-being of children and youth. Several studies have reported that youth who experience mental health disorders are also at a great...

    Authors: Stefania Maggi, Aleck Ostry, Kristy Callaghan, Ruth Hershler, Lisa Chen, Amedeo D'Angiulli and Clyde Hertzman

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial comparing six weeks of humanistic school-based counselling versus waiting list in the reduction of emotional distress in y...

    Authors: Mick Cooper, Nancy Rowland, Katherine McArthur, Susan Pattison, Karen Cromarty and Kaye Richards

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  19. The objective of this study was to evaluate a resilience-enhancing program for youth (mean age = 13.32 years) from Beslan, North Ossetia, in the Russian Federation. The program, offered in the summer of 2006, ...

    Authors: Stefan Vetter, Igor Dulaev, Mario Mueller, Robert R Henley, William T Gallo and Zalina Kanukova

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  20. Sri Lanka recorded an extraordinary high suicide rate for adolescents aged 15 - 19 in the early 1990s (46.5/100,000). With this in perspective, the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka recommends school programmes ...

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Srina Welgama, Jayantha Gurusinghe, Thilina Wijeratne, Gamini Jayananda and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:10

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  21. The use of short screening questionnaires may be a promising option for identifying children at risk for depression in a community setting. The objective of this study was to assess the validity of the Short M...

    Authors: Isaac C Rhew, Kate Simpson, Melissa Tracy, James Lymp, Elizabeth McCauley, Debby Tsuang and Ann Vander Stoep

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  22. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the leading health threat to children in Europe, resulting in 355 000 injuries annually. Because children can suffer significant and long-term mental health problems following...

    Authors: Daniel Zehnder, Martin Meuli and Markus A Landolt

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  23. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has continued to pose significant challenges to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Millions of African children and youth have lost parents to HIV/AIDS leaving a generation of orphans to be...

    Authors: Sheila Harms, Susan Jack, Joshua Ssebunnya and Ruth Kizza

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  24. Research has shown strong links between parenting and child psychopathology. The moderating role of child gender is of particular interest, due to gender differences in socialization history and in the prevale...

    Authors: Dillon T Browne, Adefowope Odueyungbo, Lehana Thabane, Carolyn Byrne and Lindsay A Smart

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  25. Anger is an ignored research area in children and young adolescents with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the school setting. This study compares school anger dimensions in children and young...

    Authors: Ahmad Ghanizadeh and Habib Bagherpour Haghighi

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  26. High intellectual function is considered as a protective factor for children's mental health. Few studies have investigated the effect of intellectual function on mental health in children with chronic illness...

    Authors: Hilde K Ryland, Astri J Lundervold, Irene Elgen and Mari Hysing

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  27. To present the design, methods, and rationale of the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS), a recently completed federally-funded, multi-site, randomized placebo-controlled trial that examined the r...

    Authors: Scott N Compton, John T Walkup, Anne Marie Albano, John C Piacentini, Boris Birmaher, Joel T Sherrill, Golda S Ginsburg, Moira A Rynn, James T McCracken, Bruce D Waslick, Satish Iyengar, Phillip C Kendall and John S March

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2010 4:1

    Content type: Review

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  28. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of atomoxetine on treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), on reading performance, and on neurocognitive function in youth with ADHD and d...

    Authors: Calvin R Sumner, Susan Gathercole, Michael Greenbaum, Richard Rubin, David Williams, Millie Hollandbeck and Linda Wietecha

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:40

    Content type: Research

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  29. To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) and medication satisfaction after switching from a stable dose of oral extended-release methylphenidate (ER-MPH) to methylphenidate transdermal system (MTS) vi...

    Authors: Oscar G Bukstein, L Eugene Arnold, Jeanne M Landgraf and Paul Hodgkins

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2009 3:39

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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