The relationship between general psychopathology in young people with family functioning and engagement with psychotherapyDownload
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?').
Testing the structure of the BERRI using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysisDownload
The BERRI is a practitioner-reported mental health and psych-adjustment measure for children and young people who are in care. Using data from care settings, this study examined the psychometric properties of the BERRI.
Readability of commonly used quality of life outcome measures for youth self-reportDownload the open access paper
Self-report measures are central in capturing young people’s perspectives on mental health concerns and treatment outcomes. Our study suggests a frequent mismatch between the reading difficulty of quality of life self-report measures for preadolescent children and this group’s expected reading ability.
Family adversity and health characteristics associated with intimate partner violence in children and parents presenting to health care: a population-based birth cohort study in EnglandDownload
Little is known about the clinical characteristics of children and parents affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) presenting in health-care settings. We examined the associations between family adversities, health characteristics, and IPV in children and parents using linked electronic health records (EHRs) from primary and secondary care between 1 year before and 2 years after birth (the first 1000 days). We compared parental health problems in in children and parents with and without recorded IPV. Authors: Syed, S., Gilbert, R., Feder, G., Howe, L., Powell, C., Howarth, E., Deighton, J., Lacey, R.
The impact of area level mental health interventions on outcomes for secondary school pupils: Evidence from the HeadStart programme in EnglandDownload
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.
Development and validation of the illness perceptions questionnaire for youth anxiety and depression (IPQ-Anxiety and IPQ-Depression)Download
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.
Umbrella systematic review finds limited evidence that school absence explains the association between chronic health conditions and lower academic attainmentDownload
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.
Disentangling the developmental and conceptual links between emotion dysregulation, self-regulation and internalizing and externalizing difficulties in childhood: a longitudinal investigationDownload
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.
Association of Interparental Violence and Maternal Depression With Depression Among Adolescents at the Population and Individual LevellDownload
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.