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  • How to manage endings in unsuccessful therapy: a qualitative comparison of youth and clinician perspectives

    Approximately half of those who access child and adolescent mental health services do not show measurable improvement in symptoms. This study aimed to provide practice recommendations for managing treatment endings, particularly when outcomes have not improved. Authors: Bear, H. A., Dalzell, K., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Garland, L., & Wolpert, M. (2021).

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  • Understanding the illness representations of young people with anxiety and depression: a qualitative study

    Many young people with anxiety or depression drop out of treatment early, and/or leave treatment without showing measurably improved symptom levels. This study aimed to provide a qualitative account of illness perceptions among youth with anxiety and depression by applying the Common Sense Model of Self-Regulation, which was developed in physical health contexts. Authors: Bear, H. A., Krause, K.R., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., & Wolpert, M. (2021).

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  • Adolescents' understanding of what causes emotional distress: a qualitative Exploration in a non-clinical sample using ideal-type analysis

    Research exploring what adolescents perceive to be the cause(s) of their emotional difficulties is lacking. Improving understanding of this issue within non-clinical adolescent groups may provide useful insight into how to develop strategies to support young people as they navigate emotional difficulties. Objectives: The aim of this research was to explore if meaningful categories of perceived cause(s) for emotional distress exist for non-clinical adolescent groups. Authors: O'Neill, A., Stapley, E., Stock, S., Merrick, H., & Humphrey, N. (2021).

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  • Parent/carer-reported experience of shared decision making at child and adolescent mental health services: a multilevel modelling approach

    Shared decision making (SDM) has been associated with positive outcomes at child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). However, implementing SDM is sometimes challenging. This study aimed to explore the frequency of parent/carer-reported experience of SDM and examine possible associations between SDM and clinician's perceptions of the (a) children's and young people's psychosocial difficulties, (b) additional complex problems, and (c) impact of the psychosocial difficulties. Authors: Liverpool, S., Hayes, D., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).

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  • What treatment outcomes matter most? A Q-study of outcome priority profiles among youth with lived experience of depression

    Interest in youth perspectives on what constitutes an important outcome in the treatment of depression has been growing, but limited attention has been given to heterogeneity in outcome priorities, and minority viewpoints. This study used Q-methodology to identify outcome priority profiles among youth with lived experience of service use for depression. Authors: Krause, K. R., Edbrooke‐Childs, J., Bear, H. A., Calderón, A. & Wolpert, M. (2021).

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  • The role of mental health symptomology and quality of life in predicting referrals to special child and adolescent mental health services

    This study examined longitudinal association between a young person’s self-perceptions of quality of life and mental health difficulties and referral to specialist CAMHS service using a population cohort study (Targeted Mental Health in Schools service data) nested within a large-scale linkage between school (National Pupil Data base) and child mental health service administrative data (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust children and adolescent mental health services health records). Authors: Yoon, Y., Deighton, J., Wickersham, A., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Osborn, D., Viding, E., Downs, J (2021).

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  • Acceptability, engagement, and exploratory outcomes of an emotional wellbeing app: mixed methods preliminary evaluation and descriptive analysis

    This evaluation aims to describe the acceptability, engagement, and preliminary outcomes of using an app (Paradym) designed to promote emotional well-being and positive mental health. Authors: Eisenstadt, A., Liverpool, S., Metaxa, A., Ciuvat, R. M., & Carlsson, C. (2021).

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  • Children and young people’s mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean: a scoping review and evidence map

    Internationally, there is a wealth of research suggesting that many children and young people experience mental health problems. However, the evidence from low- and middle-income countries and developing nations is generally limited. This scoping review aimed to add to the body of evidence by providing an overview of the available research literature on children and young people’s (CYP’s) mental health in the English-speaking Caribbean region. Authors: Liverpool, S., Pereira, B., Pollard, M., Prescod, J. & Trotman, C. (2021).

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  • A qualitative study of how adolescents’ use of coping strategies and support varies in line with their experiences of adversity

    Our aim was twofold: First, to explore the coping strategies and sources of support that adolescents identify as protective (or not) in the face of difficulty over a three-year period; second, to examine how and why this may vary in line with the levels of adversity that they report experiencing in life. Authors: Stapley, E., Stock. S, Deighton. J, Demkowicz. O (2022).

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