A systematic review and meta-analysis of the type and prevalence of mental health disorders and symptoms among children living in residential careDownload
This study systematically reviewed all research estimating the prevalence of mental health disorders and symptoms among children living in residential care provision like the UK. The findings highlight the high prevalence of mental health difficulties among this population and the need for further research to guide policy and practice in different countries. Authors: Westlake M. F., Hillman S., Kerr-Davies A., Viziteu A., Silver M., Dykiert D.
The COSI trial: a study protocol for a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial to explore the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Circle of Security-Parenting Intervention in community perinatal mental health services in EnglandDownload
Trial protocol for the COSI study. Authors: Camilla Rosan, Kim Alyousefi-van Dijk, Zoe Darwin, Daphne Babalis, Victoria Cornelius, Rachel Phillips, Lani Richards, Hannah Wright, Steve Pilling, Pasco Fearon, Elena Pizzo & Peter Fonagy.
Exploring Parental Perspectives on Dropout from Treatment for Adolescent DepressionDownload
Talking therapies are the first line of treatment for adolescent depression, yet dropout rates are high. Despite parents being considered primary stakeholders in a child’s mental health treatment, there is a lack of qualitative research on their perspectives on adolescent dropout. This study aimed to explore parents’ perspectives on why their adolescent children dropped out of therapy. Authors: Holly Lord, O’Keeffe, S., Panagiotopoulou, E., & Midgley, N.
Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma: A Three-Track Psychodynamic ApproachDownload
Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma offers a contemporary three-track psychodynamic treatment model to mental health professionals working with traumatised children and their caregivers. Authors: Nicole Vliegen, Tang, E., Midgley, N., Luyten, P., Fonagy, P.
In Context: Lessons About Adolescent Unipolar Depression From the Improving Mood With Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies TrialDownload
This review paper summarizes the results of the Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT) study and its implications for psychological treatment of adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar major depression. Authors: Maria E. Loades & Nick Midgley, Herring, G.T., O'Keeffe, S., The IMPACT Consortium.
Understanding change - Developing a typology of therapy outcomes from the experience of adolescents with depressionDownload
Outcome measures mostly focusing on symptom reduction to measure change cannot indicate whether any personally meaningful change has occurred. There is a need to broaden the current understanding of outcomes for adolescent depression and identify whether holistic, interlinked patterns of change may be more clinically meaningful. Authors: Arshia Amin Choudhury, Lecchi, T., & Midgley, N.
Prevalence of mental health and behaviour problems among adolescents in the English-speaking Caribbean: systematic review and meta-analysisDownload
Analysis of data from 28 studies estimated that around one in every four or five adolescents in the English-speaking Caribbean may experience mild to severe mental health or behaviour problems, including depressive symptoms and suicidality during adolescence. Authors: Liverpool, S., Prescod, J., Pereira, B., Trotman, C.
Family adversity and health characteristics associated with intimate partner violence in children and parents presenting to health care: a population-based birth cohort study in EnglandDownload
Little is known about the clinical characteristics of children and parents affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) presenting in health-care settings. We examined the associations between family adversities, health characteristics, and IPV in children and parents using linked electronic health records (EHRs) from primary and secondary care between 1 year before and 2 years after birth (the first 1000 days). We compared parental health problems in in children and parents with and without recorded IPV. Authors: Syed, S., Gilbert, R., Feder, G., Howe, L., Powell, C., Howarth, E., Deighton, J., Lacey, R.
The impact of area level mental health interventions on outcomes for secondary school pupils: Evidence from the HeadStart programme in EnglandDownload
In light of the dramatic rise in mental health disorders amongst adolescents seen in the past decade across the world, there is an urgent need for robust evidence on what works to combat this trend. This paper provides the first robust evaluation of the impacts on school outcomes of 6-year funding programme (HeadStart) for area-level mental health interventions for adolescents. Exploiting educational administrative data on ten cohorts of state-educated secondary school students, we use the synthetic control method to construct counterfactual outcomes for areas that received the funding. Authors: Cattan, S., Lereya, S. T., Yoon, Y., Gilbert, R., Deighton, D.