Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Psychology & Psychiatry

Standard treatment programmes for OCD are not always enough

They wash their hands until the skin hangs in tatters, are in a state of panic about bacteria and infections—and are unable to use common sense and distance themselves from the stressful thoughts that are controlling their ...

Attention deficit disorders

Estimates of childhood ADHD worldwide differ significantly

(HealthDay)—About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes. The study was published online March 3 in Pediatrics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

PTSD in children quickly and effectively treatable within hours

Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT). This is the finding of a new research paper by the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Marijuana and vulnerability to psychosis

Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescent's risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 percent, according to a new Canadian study published today in the Journal ...

Attention deficit disorders

The rules of the game for children with ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often display behaviours that are inappropriate for the situation in which they are in. They might move around in the classroom during a lesson, or talk non-stop ...

Attention deficit disorders

Computerized test may help improve ADHD diagnoses

The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses in children and young people has increased, but diagnostic practice among clinicians remains variable, with significant diagnostic delays and reliance ...

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