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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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  • 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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  • The impact of area level mental health interventions on outcomes for secondary school pupils: Evidence from the HeadStart programme in England

    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.

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  • Disentangling the developmental and conceptual links between emotion dysregulation, self-regulation and internalizing and externalizing difficulties in childhood: a longitudinal investigation

    There is a close association between emotion regulation and mental ill-health but how they influence each other over time is unclear. The close association between the constructs also raises the question of how conceptually distinct or similar they are. We use data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study to investigate temporal and conceptual relationships between emotion regulation and mental health difficulties in childhood. Authors: Moltrecht, B., Patalay, P., Deighton, J., Edbrooke-Childs, J., & Krause, K. R.

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  • Wellbeing while waiting evaluating social prescribing in CAMHS: study protocol for a hybrid type II implementation-effectiveness study

    Social prescribing is a mechanism of connecting patients with non-medical forms of support within the community and has been shown to improve mental health and wellbeing in adult populations. In the last few years, it has been used in child and youth settings with promising results. Currently, pathways are being developed for social prescribing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to support children and young people on treatment waiting lists. The Wellbeing While Waiting study will evaluate whether social prescribing benefits the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Authors: Fancourt, D., Burton. A, Bu. F, Deighton. J, Turner. R, Wright. J, Bradbury. A, Tibber. M, Talwar. S, & Hayes. D.

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

    Evidence from low- and middle-income countries and developing nations on children and young people's mental health is generally missed in the international narrative. This scoping review aimed to add to the body of evidence by providing an overview of the available research from the English-speaking Caribbean region. Authors: Liverpool, S., Pereira, B., Pollard, M., Prescod, J., Trotman, C. (2021).

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  • HeadStart heads up briefing 7: Mental health problems and subjective wellbeing: are they influenced by the same things?

    In this study, we focused on mental health problems and subjective wellbeing, which were measured in Year 8. We measured mental health problems with the emotional and behavioural difficulties subscales of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (2022).

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