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  • Monitoring and measurement in child and adolescent mental health: it’s about more than just symptoms

    Evidence suggests that clinicians are less accurately able to predict patient outcomes using clinical judgement alone, particularly when a patient is veering off a projected track of progress. It is also important to consider the differences between the use of measures and the use of measures with feedback: of incorporating discussion about the measurement questions, and areas of tracking focus, into the work with young people, and families/carers, as relevant. Authors: Jacobs, J. & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).

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  • Developing typologies in qualitative research: the use of ideal-type analysis

    Ideal-type analysis is a relatively new addition to the family of qualitative research methods, which offers a systematic, rigorous method for constructing typologies from qualitative data. This article is a summary of our approach to conducting ideal-type analysis. We hope that this article will help researchers to consider whether using ideal-type analysis may be a suitable approach for their own studies. Authors: Stapley, E., O'Keefe, S. & Midgley, N. (2022).

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  • Therapist-guided internet-based psychodynamic therapy vs CBT for adolescent depression in Sweden

    Adolescent major depressive disorder is highly prevalent and associated with lifelong adversity. Evidence-based treatments exist, but accessible treatment alternatives are needed. We aimed to compare internet-based psychodynamic therapy with an established evidence-based treatment (internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy) for the treatment of adolescents with depression. Authors: Mechler, J., Lindqvist, K., Carlbring, P., Topooco, N., Falkenstrom, F., Lilliengren, P., Andersson, G., Johansson, R., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Dahl, SH J., Sandell, R., Thoren, A., Ulberg, R., Lindert Bergsten, K. & Philips, B. (2022).

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  • Factors affecting the sustainability of community mental health assets: a systematic review

    In this review, we explored the factors affecting the sustainability of community mental health assets. We conducted a systematic review of the literature using keywords based on three key terms: ‘sustainability’, ‘mental health issues’ and ‘service provision’. Authors: Moore, A., Bertotti, M., Hanafiah, A. & Hayes, D. (2022).

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  • Predictors of amounts of child and adolescent mental health service use

    The aim of this study was to build evidence about how to tailor services to meet the individual needs of young people by identifying predictors of amounts of child and adolescent mental health service use. We conducted a secondary analysis of a large administrative dataset from services in England was conducted using the Mental Health Services Data Set. The final sample included episodes of care from 39 services. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Rashid, A., Ritchie, B. & Deighton, J. (2022).

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