• Dr. Mannan Luo

    DNA Methylation, Lateral Ventricular Volume, and Psychiatric Risk for Schizophrenia

    In this Papers Podcast, Dr. Charlotte Cecil and Dr. Mannan Luo discusses their co-authored JCPP paper ‘DNA methylation at birth and lateral ventricular volume in childhood: a neuroimaging epigenetics study’.

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    Adolescent psychotic experiences before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective cohort study

    Paper from the JCPP – ‘The Tokyo Teen Cohort (TTC) is a prospective cohort study of adolescents in the general population of the Tokyo metropolitan area, followed from age 10 to 16 years. We used multi-level linear regression models to test the associations between the phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-reported PEs.’ Jordan DeVylder et al.

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  • Julie Klau

    Antipsychotic prescribing patterns in children and adolescents attending Australian general practice in 2011 and 2017

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ‘We aimed to examine patterns of paediatric antipsychotic prescribing in Australian primary care services in 2011 and 2017, including diagnoses, sociodemographic characteristics, off-label prescribing, and psychotropic co-prescribing.’ Julie Klau (pic) et al.

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  • Samuel Adjorlolo

    Psychotic-like experiences and adverse life events in young people. Does gender matter?

    Paper from the CAMH journal – ‘Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) and adverse life events (ALEs) are highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa where gendered practices are also common. There is, however, a paucity of data on how the relationship between PLEs and life adversities is influenced by gender. The current study addressed this gap.’ Samuel Adjorlolo (pic) et al.

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  • Lucy Riglin

    Early manifestations of genetic liability for ADHD, autism and schizophrenia at ages 18 and 24 months

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – “Given that ADHD, autism and schizophrenia are all highly heritable, we tested the hypothesis that in the general population, measures of toddler language development, motor development and temperament are associated with genetic liability to ADHD, autism and/or schizophrenia”. Lucy Riglin (pic) et al.

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  • Dr. Marinos Kyriakopoulos

    Dr. Marinos Kyriakopoulos is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Visiting Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL, and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is Joint Training Programme Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Maudsley Scheme. Dr. Kyriakopoulos is an Associate Editor of CAMH, focusing on Clinical Research Updates. 

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  • Progressive cortical thinning might identify children at risk of developing psychotic spectrum symptoms

    Offspring of patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have an increased risk of developing these conditions. However, our capacity to predict the long-term outcomes of these at-risk individuals is limited. Now, researchers have investigated whether longitudinal changes in brain structure differ in individuals at high familial risk who develop psychotic spectrum symptoms, compared to those who do not and to low-risk controls.

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  • Dr Helen Fisher

    Dr. Helen Fisher

    “It is an absolute honour to be joining the prestigious JCPP team as a specialist editor for psychosis. Psychotic phenomena are surprisingly common during childhood and adolescence and deserve greater research and clinical attention. I’m excited to have the opportunity to read and encourage submissions to JCPP on the aetiology, phenomenology, prevention, and treatment of psychosis during these key stages of development.”

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  • Can we prevent psychosis in high-risk adolescents?

    Over the past two decades we’ve seen growing efforts to prevent psychosis developing in people with subtle signs and symptoms of the disorder, termed ‘Clinical High-Risk State for Psychosis’ (CHR-P).

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  • Voice-hearing can be positive for some young people

    Researchers in Manchester have described the diverse forms and functions of voices heard by young people. Sarah Parry and Filippo Varese collected demographic, contextual and qualitative data from 68 adolescents (13-18 years old) from around the world who had direct experience of voice-hearing.

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