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  • “I can’t escape my scars, even if I do get better”: A qualitative exploration of how adolescents talk about their self-harm and self-harm scars during cognitive behavioural therapy for depression

    This study aimed to explore how depressed adolescents talk about their self-harm behaviours and their self-harm scars during therapy for depression. The findings of this study suggest that it could be helpful for therapists to consider how wider sociocultural beliefs around self-harm may impact how teenagers talk about their self-harm and scars in treatment for depression.

    Authors: Kristen, A., Lecchi, T., Loades, M., & Midgley, N.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The therapy process with depressed adolescents who drop out of psychoanalytic psychotherapy: An empirical case study

    This mixed-methods empirical case study aimed to explore the therapeutic process of a 12-session, prematurely ended therapy with a young person with depression in short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (STPP).

    Authors: Meier, J., Midgley, N., O'Keeffe, S., & Thackeray, L.

  • Exploring Parental Perspectives on Dropout from Treatment for Adolescent Depression

    This study aimed to explore parents’ perspectives on why their adolescent children dropped out of therapy. Interviews with 12 parents whose adolescent children had dropped out of therapy were purposively selected from a larger dataset to explore their understanding of why their children had stopped going to therapy.

    Authors: Lord, H., O’Keeffe, S., Panagiotopoulou, E., Midgley, N.

  • Lessons about adolescent unipolar depression from the Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies Trial.

    This 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: Loades, M., Midgley, N., Herring, G., O’Keeffe, S., IMPACT Consortium, Reynolds, S. & Goodyer, I.

  • Innovative moments in therapy of youth treated for depression: An exploratory study

    This study suggests that it is possible to code IMs, identified retrospectively, based on post-therapy interviews with adolescents. Meaningful differences were found between recovered compared to unchanged cases.

    Authors: Mende, F., Batista, J., O’Keeffe, S., Midgley, N., Herniques, M. & Gonçalves, M.