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  • Supporting Children Transitioning to Secondary School: A Qualitative Investigation into Families’ Experiences of a Novel Online Intervention

    Level Up is a novel, UK-based intervention consisting of five online group sessions, straddling the summer holidays, and providing at-risk children and their parents/carers with skills to manage their behaviour, emotions, and relationships to support their transition to secondary school. A prior evaluation of Level Up reported a need to better describe the mechanisms of change. This study therefore evaluated the experiences of children and their parents/carers regarding the facilitators and barriers to engagement and change, and the perceived impact.

    Authors: Lange, A.M.C, Stapley, E., Merrick, H., & Hayes, D.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Emotion regulation in children (ERiC): A protocol for a randomised clinical trial to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) for school-age children with mixed emotional and behavioural difficulties

    The majority of children referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the UK will present with mixed emotional and behavioural difficulties, but most mental health treatments are developed for single disorders.

    Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Carter, C., Casey, P., et al.

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  • Defining young people’s mental health self-care: a systematic review and co-development approach

    This study combines perspectives from the academic literature and young people to co-develop a definition of young people's mental health self-care. A systematic review identified how self-care had been conceptualised in existing research, and these concepts were evaluated and extended in a workshop with young people to produce the final definition.

    Authors: Truscott, A, Hayes, D., Bardsley, T., Choksi, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J.

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  • Prevalence of mental health and behaviour problems among adolescents in the English-speaking Caribbean: systematic review and meta-analysis

    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.

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  • Development and validation of the illness perceptions questionnaire for youth anxiety and depression (IPQ-Anxiety and IPQ-Depression)

    The aim of this study was to develop reliable and valid versions of the IPQ-R for young people with anxiety and depression to better understand how they perceive and cognitively represent the course, severity, impact, and treatability of their anxiety and depression. Authors: Bear, H. A, Moon, Z., Wasil, A., Ahuvia, I., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Wolpert, M.

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  • Association of Interparental Violence and Maternal Depression With Depression Among Adolescents at the Population and Individual Levell

    To examine the extent to which experiencing parental IPV and/or maternal depression before age 12 years is associated with depression at age 18 years at the population and individual level. Authors: Gondek, D., Howe, L. D., Gilbert, R., Feder, G., Howarth, E., Deighton, J., & Lacey, R. E.

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