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  • Kailo Newham Evidence Briefing

    Kailo Newham Evidence Briefing

    An evidence briefing on activities available outside school settings for young people.

  • Differences in the diagnosis and treatment decisions for children in care compared to their peers: An experimental study on post-traumatic stress disorder

    When given identical information, mental health professionals were less likely to diagnose a child in care (vs. a child not in care) with PTSD. Related to this lesser detection of PTSD, mental health professionals were also less likely to choose NICE-recommended PTSD treatments for a child in care.

    Authors: McGuire, R., Halligan, SL., Meiser-Stedman, R., Durbin, L., Hiller, RM.

  • Cognitive and affective control for adolescents in care versus their peers: implications for mental health

    We found evidence of poorer cognitive control for young people in care compared to their peers, however this was not worsened in affective contexts. Contrary to hypotheses, this deficit was not related to emotion regulation, mental health difficulties, or school well-being for young people in care.

    Authors: McGuire, R., Halligan, SL., Schweizer, S., Leung, JT., Hiller, RM.

  • Intranasal oxytocin administration improves mood in new mothers with moderate low mood but not in mothers with elevated symptoms of postnatal depression: A randomised controlled trial

    This study investigated if oxytocin nasal administration reduces low mood in new mothers with postnatal depression.

    Authors: Lindley Baron-Cohen, K., Feldman, R., Fearon, P., Fonagy, P.

  • Epistemic trust: a comprehensive review of empirical insights and implications for developmental psychopathology

    This narrative review synthesizes empirical evidence on epistemic trust to inform future research. A literature search highlighted 3 areas: i) the development of selective trust in children; ii) epistemic trust in non-clinical adults; iii) its link to mental health.

    Authors: Li, E., Campbell, C., Midgley, N., & Luyten, P.

  • The relationship between general psychopathology in young people with family functioning and engagement with psychotherapy

    In this paper, we investigated what was the most accurate way of understanding the structure of psychopathology in a Brazilian sample (i.e., 'is psychopathology a unique factor that explains all psychopathological conditions such as anxiety, depression, and antisocial disorders? Or are those conditions actually different categories/problems?').

    Authors: Ramires, V.R.R., Fiorini, G., Schmidt, F. M. D., da Costa, C. P., Deon, E., & Saunders, R.

  • Short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with depressed adolescents: Comparing in-session interactions in good and poor outcome cases

    In this paper, we analysed the psychoanalytic psychotherapy sessions of 10 adolescents diagnosed with depression, divided into a group that had 'good outcomes' and another group that had 'poor outcomes' (meaning that therapy helped reducing depression for the adolescents of one of the groups, but did not for the other).

    Authors: Fiorini, G., Bai, Y., Fonagy, P., The IMPACT Consortium, Midgley, N.

  • Associations of Epistemic Trust and Mentalization with Internalizing and Externalizing problems in adolescence: a gender-sensitive structural equation modeling approach

    The findings suggest that ET might be a transdiagnostic factor playing different roles associated with adolescent psychopathology.

    Authors: Locati F., Ilaria, B., Milesi A., Campbell, C., Midgley, N., Fonagy, P. & Parolin L.

  • Response to Maria Papadima’s commentary on MacKean et al. (2023) and Midgley et al.’s (2021) papers about an internet-based psychodynamic treatment

    This paper is a response to Maria Papadima’s commentary on MacKean et al. (2023) and Midgley et al.’s (2021) papers about an internet-based psychodynamic treatment.

    Authors: Midgley, N., Mechler, J. & Lindqvist, K.