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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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  • So Young, So Sad, So Listen. A parents’ guide to depression in children and young people

    This book, written by two experts in child and adolescent mental health, describes how to recognise depression and what causes it; and provides guidance on how parents can support their child, including up-to-date advice on seeking professional help.

    Authors: Graham, P., Midgley, N.

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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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  • Exploring Parental Perspectives on Dropout from Treatment for Adolescent Depression

    Talking therapies are the first line of treatment for adolescent depression, yet dropout rates are high. Despite parents being considered primary stakeholders in a child’s mental health treatment, there is a lack of qualitative research on their perspectives on adolescent dropout. This study aimed to explore parents’ perspectives on why their adolescent children dropped out of therapy. Authors: Holly Lord, O’Keeffe, S., Panagiotopoulou, E., & Midgley, N.

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  • In Context: Lessons About Adolescent Unipolar Depression From the Improving Mood With Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies Trial

    This review 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: Maria E. Loades & Nick Midgley, Herring, G.T., O'Keeffe, S., The IMPACT Consortium.

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  • Understanding change - Developing a typology of therapy outcomes from the experience of adolescents with depression

    Outcome measures mostly focusing on symptom reduction to measure change cannot indicate whether any personally meaningful change has occurred. There is a need to broaden the current understanding of outcomes for adolescent depression and identify whether holistic, interlinked patterns of change may be more clinically meaningful. Authors: Arshia Amin Choudhury, Lecchi, T., & Midgley, N.

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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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  • Umbrella systematic review finds limited evidence that school absence explains the association between chronic health conditions and lower academic attainment

    Absence from school is more frequent for children with chronic health conditions (CHCs) than their peers and may be one reason why average academic attainment scores are lower among children with CHCs. Authors: Jay, M. A., Sanders-Ellis, D., Blackburn, R., Deighton, J., & Gilbert, R.

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