• How can we identify and treat Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental health condition where a person worries about perceived flaws in their appearance — flaws that are unnoticeable to others, or else appear incredibly slight. It affects people of any age but is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults, and although common, it frequently goes unrecognised or misdiagnosed.

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  • Welcome to Dr Dennis Ougrin

    Our new Editor in Chief of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal.

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  • The overlap between low self-esteem and anxiety/depression in CAMHS

    Our systematic review aimed to establish what is known about low self-esteem and anxiety/depression in young people (<18s). We wanted to find out whether young people with clinically significant anxiety disorders and/or depression also have low self-esteem as measured on validated questionnaires. We also wanted to know whether young people with low self-esteem as measured on a validated questionnaire develop depression and anxiety symptomology later in adolescence and young adulthood.

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  • Does mental health awareness do more harm than good? A response from Prof Tamsin Ford to The Spectator

    The Spectator recently published an article on mental health awareness. Professor Tamsin Ford responds, “The dismissive tone of the article is unfortunate and undermines the important point that the author could have made, which is that policy should be evidence-based and evaluated for unexpected consequences.”

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  • A cup half full or half empty? A reflection on 15 years working with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the UK

    “It has been 15 years now that I have been working within the field of specialist diagnosis and behavioural management of individuals with FASD. At this point in my journey, as well as the journey of FASD diagnostic services in the UK, it felt like a good time to step sideways and reflect on how far we had come and where we still have yet to go.”

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  • Supporting Prepubertal Children with anorexia nervosa – a clinician’s experience

    Five patients under the age of twelve have presented with Anorexia Nervosa in the last six months to our community CAMHS Eating Disorders Team, in the North of England, representing 16% of our average annual caseload.

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  • Stephen Scott

    Child to Parent Violence

    Professor Stephen Scott responds to the ITV news’ story about child to parent violence. It was based on a report published on 11 July called Let’s Talk About: Child to Parent Violence and Aggression by the authors Dr Wendy Thorley and Al Coates MBE.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Sleep and Mental Health

    At our recent Sleep and Mental Health Conference, we caught up with the speakers, Dr Michael Farquhar, Dr Jenna Vyas-Lee, Dr Max Davie and Dr Sally Hobson to discuss the relationship between sleep, behaviour and mental health, as well as some insights into assessment, management and barriers to interventions.

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  • The impact of 22Q11

    Anne Lawlor, Co-Founder and Chairperson of 22Q11 Ireland joins ACAMH to discuss 22q11 deletion syndrome, its impacts on sleep and mental health, as well as how her lived experience informs her work and how it could inform the work of professionals.

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  • Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke

    ACAMH Board Member elected Fellow of the prestigious British Academy

    Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke is one of four UK psychologists among 76 distinguished scientists and scholars to be elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. He is an ACAMH Board Member and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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