Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Edmund Sonuga-Barke

Impact Factor: 6.459

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 2/68 (Psychology Developmental); 7/76 (Psychology); 9/133 (Psychiatry (Social Science)); 13/140 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1469-7610

Associated Title(s): Child and Adolescent Mental Health


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  1. Original Articles

    1. Developmental changes in electroencephalographic frontal asymmetry in young children at risk for depression

      Brandon L. Goldstein, Stewart A. Shankman, Autumn Kujawa, Dana C. Torpey-Newman, Thomas M. Olino and Daniel N. Klein

      Article first published online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12567

  2. Practitioner Reviews

    1. Practitioner Review: Treatments for Tourette syndrome in children and young people – a systematic review

      Craig Whittington, Mary Pennant, Tim Kendall, Cristine Glazebrook, Penny Trayner, Madeleine Groom, Tammy Hedderly, Isobel Heyman, Georgina Jackson, Tara Murphy, Hugh Rickards, Mary Robertson, Jeremy Stern and Chris Hollis

      Article first published online: 2 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12556

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      Tourette syndrome (TS) is a common neurodevelopmental condition affecting approximately 1% of children and young people (c. 70,000 people age 7–17 years in England) which if untreated has a major adverse impact on mental health, social functioning and quality of life. Despite the prevalence of TS in young people being greater than diabetes and epilepsy, it remains a frequently misunderstood condition and its seriousness at a population level is typically overlooked, as evidenced by the absence of evidence-based clinical guidelines. TS is characterised by persistent and impairing motor and vocal tics which typically emerge in childhood, run a waxing and waning course and carry on into adult life in about 30% of young people. Tics can be highly stigmatising, especially for teenagers, and often lead to bullying, peer victimisation, social exclusion, depression and self-harm. TS is associated and frequently coexists with other neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions including ADHD (60%), anxiety disorder (40%), OCD (30%) and ASD (20%) which add to the complexity of clinical management. Evidence from this major systematic review and meta-analysis shows that clinically effective treatments for tics in children and young people exist and include medication (e.g. α2-noradrenergic agonists and antipsychotics) and behavioural interventions, including exposure and response prevention, habit reversal training (HRT) and the comprehensive behavioural intervention for tics programme which combines psychoeducation with HRT. The results of this review suggest that both medication and behavioural interventions have similar efficacy (moderate effect size) in treating tics, with behavioural interventions having a more favourable adverse effect profile. When considering medication, the more favourable adverse effect profile of α2-noradrenergic agonists suggests that these agents should be offered before antipsychotics. However, psychoeducation and behavioural interventions are generally the preferred treatment option, particularly as first-line interventions, by young people and their parents. Despite demonstrated efficacy, access in most healthcare systems to evidence-based behavioural interventions for tics is extremely poor. Therefore, given the healthcare challenge of delivering behavioural interventions at scale with existing numbers of therapists and the traditional model of face-to-face delivery there is a pressing need to develop and evaluate digitally delivered interventions for young people with tics using a stepped-care model of therapist support.

  3. Original Articles

    1. Factors differentiating callous-unemotional children with and without conduct problems

      Tina D. Wall, Paul J. Frick, Kostas A. Fanti, Eva R. Kimonis and Alexandros Lordos

      Article first published online: 2 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12569

    2. Use of machine learning to improve autism screening and diagnostic instruments: effectiveness, efficiency, and multi-instrument fusion

      Daniel Bone, Somer Bishop, Matthew P. Black, Matthew S. Goodwin, Catherine Lord and Shrikanth S. Narayanan

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12559

    3. The long-term effectiveness of a selective, personality-targeted prevention program in reducing alcohol use and related harms: a cluster randomized controlled trial

      Nicola C. Newton, Patricia J. Conrod, Tim Slade, Natacha Carragher, Katrina E. Champion, Emma L. Barrett, Erin V. Kelly, Natasha K. Nair, Lexine Stapinski and Maree Teesson

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12558

    4. Behavioral sensitivity to changing reinforcement contingencies in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

      Brent Alsop, Emi Furukawa, Paula Sowerby, Stephanie Jensen, Cara Moffat and Gail Tripp

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12561

    5. Structural brain correlates of adolescent resilience

      Keith B. Burt, Robert Whelan, Patricia J. Conrod, Tobias Banaschewski, Gareth J. Barker, Arun L.W. Bokde, Uli Bromberg, Christian Büchel, Mira Fauth-Bühler, Herta Flor, André Galinowski, Juergen Gallinat, Penny Gowland, Andreas Heinz, Bernd Ittermann, Karl Mann, Frauke Nees, Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos, Tomas Paus, Zdenka Pausova, Luise Poustka, Marcella Rietschel, Trevor W. Robbins, Michael N. Smolka, Andreas Ströhle, Gunter Schumann, Hugh Garavan and the IMAGEN Consortium

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12552

    6. Dysfunctional representation of expected value is associated with reinforcement-based decision-making deficits in adolescents with conduct problems

      Stuart F. White, Patrick M. Tyler, Anna K. Erway, Mary L. Botkin, Venkata Kolli, Harma Meffert, Kayla Pope and James R. Blair

      Article first published online: 8 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12557

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    8. Can school counselors deliver cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety effectively? A randomized controlled trial

      Carrie Masia Warner, Daniela Colognori, Chad Brice, Kathleen Herzig, Laura Mufson, Chelsea Lynch, Philip T. Reiss, Eva Petkova, Jeremy Fox, Dominic C. Moceri, Julie Ryan and Rachel G. Klein

      Article first published online: 22 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12550

    9. Longitudinal effects of prenatal exposure to air pollutants on self-regulatory capacities and social competence

      Amy E. Margolis, Julie B. Herbstman, Katie S. Davis, Valerie K. Thomas, Deliang Tang, Ya Wang, Shuang Wang, Frederica P. Perera, Bradley S. Peterson and Virginia A. Rauh

      Article first published online: 17 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12548

    10. A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for ADHD in medication-treated adolescents

      Susan E. Sprich, Steven A. Safren, Daniel Finkelstein, Jocelyn E. Remmert and Paul Hammerness

      Article first published online: 17 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12549

  4. Research Reviews

  5. Practitioner Reviews

    1. Practitioner Review: On the trustworthiness of clinical practice guidelines – a systematic review of the quality of methods used to develop guidelines in child and youth mental health

      Kathryn Bennett, Daniel A. Gorman, Stephanie Duda, Melissa Brouwers and Peter Szatmari

      Article first published online: 6 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12547

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      High-quality practice guidelines (PGs) are a gold-standard source of evidence-informed recommendations, designed to assist practitioners to make clinical decisions about assessment, treatment, and prevention. At present, relatively little is known about the quality of PGs relevant to child and youth mental health (CYMH) problems. This article applied Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) international quality standards to increase our understanding of CYMH PG quality. The findings reveal significant variability in the quality of the methods used to develop CYMH PGs. Although our assessment showed that organizations such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) use methods that align with AGREE II criteria and IOM standards, significant weaknesses were found in the methods used by specialty clinical societies. Overall, as many as 69% of available CYMH PGs may have been developed using methods that do not meet international quality standards. Hence, practitioners are advised to use PGs developed by NICE, SIGN, and USPSTF whenever they are available.

  6. Original Articles

    1. Does comorbid anxiety counteract emotion recognition deficits in conduct disorder?

      Roxanna M.L. Short, Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke, Wendy J. Adams and Graeme Fairchild

      Article first published online: 2 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12544

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      Preterm birth is associated with atypical social orienting in infancy detected using eye tracking

      Emma J. Telford, Sue Fletcher-Watson, Karri Gillespie-Smith, Rozalia Pataky, Sarah Sparrow, Ian C. Murray, Anne O'Hare and James P. Boardman

      Article first published online: 2 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12546

    3. Behavioral outcomes of picky eating in childhood: a prospective study in the general population

      Sebastian Cardona Cano, Hans W. Hoek, Daphne van Hoeken, Lisanne M. de Barse, Vincent W.V. Jaddoe, Frank C. Verhulst and Henning Tiemeier

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12530

    4. Aberrant local striatal functional connectivity in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

      Daniel von Rhein, Marianne Oldehinkel, Christian F. Beckmann, Jaap Oosterlaan, Dirk Heslenfeld, Catharina A. Hartman, Pieter J. Hoekstra, Barbara Franke, Roshan Cools, Jan K. Buitelaar and Maarten Mennes

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12529

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      Extended-release guanfacine hydrochloride in 6–17-year olds with ADHD: a randomised-withdrawal maintenance of efficacy study

      Jeffrey H. Newcorn, Valerie Harpin, Michael Huss, Andrew Lyne, Vanja Sikirica, Mats Johnson, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Judy van Stralen, Benoit Dutray, Sasha Sreckovic, Ralph Bloomfield and Brigitte Robertson

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12492

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      Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized-withdrawal study evaluating the long-term maintenance of GXR efficacy in children/adolescents with ADHD.

    6. Actigraph measures discriminate pediatric bipolar disorder from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and typically developing controls

      Gianni L. Faedda, Kyoko Ohashi, Mariely Hernandez, Cynthia E. McGreenery, Marie C. Grant, Argelinda Baroni, Ann Polcari and Martin H. Teicher

      Article first published online: 22 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12520

    7. Latent class profiles of depressive symptoms from early to middle childhood: predictors, outcomes, and gender effects

      Diana J. Whalen, Joan L. Luby, Rebecca Tilman, Anissa Mike, Deanna Barch and Andy C. Belden

      Article first published online: 8 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12518

    8. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and sluggish cognitive tempo throughout childhood: temporal invariance and stability from preschool through ninth grade

      Daniel R. Leopold, Micaela E. Christopher, G. Leonard Burns, Stephen P. Becker, Richard K. Olson and Erik G. Willcutt

      Article first published online: 8 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12505

    9. Subdimensions of social-communication impairment in autism spectrum disorder

      Somer L. Bishop, Karoline Alexandra Havdahl, Marisela Huerta and Catherine Lord

      Article first published online: 8 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12510

    10. Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and anxiety: shared familial transmission and cross-assortative mating

      Jorieke Duvekot, Jan van der Ende, John N. Constantino, Frank C. Verhulst and Kirstin Greaves-Lord

      Article first published online: 30 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12508

    11. Is there an association between eating behaviour and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in preschool children?

      Vasiliki Leventakou, Nadia Micali, Vaggelis Georgiou, Katerina Sarri, Katerina Koutra, Stella Koinaki, Maria Vassilaki, Manolis Kogevinas and Leda Chatzi

      Article first published online: 26 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12504

    12. Childhood peer network characteristics: genetic influences and links with early mental health trajectories

      Eszter Szekely, Irene Pappa, James D. Wilson, Shankar Bhamidi, Vincent W. Jaddoe, Frank C. Verhulst, Henning Tiemeier and Philip Shaw

      Article first published online: 22 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12493

    13. Implicit cognition about self-injury predicts actual self-injurious behavior: results from a longitudinal study of adolescents

      Catherine R. Glenn, Evan M. Kleiman, Christine B. Cha, Matthew K. Nock and Mitchell J. Prinstein

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12500

    14. Different brain responses during empathy in autism spectrum disorders versus conduct disorder and callous-unemotional traits

      Eduard T. Klapwijk, Moji Aghajani, Olivier F. Colins, Godfried M. Marijnissen, Arne Popma, Natasja D. J. van Lang, Nic J. A. van der Wee and Robert R. J. M. Vermeiren

      Article first published online: 17 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12498

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    17. Parenting behavior at 2 years predicts school-age performance at 7 years in very preterm children

      Karli Treyvaud, Lex W. Doyle, Katherine J. Lee, Alexandra Ure, Terrie E. Inder, Rod W. Hunt and Peter J. Anderson

      Article first published online: 29 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12489

    18. Parental autonomy granting and child perceived control: effects on the everyday emotional experience of anxious youth

      Kristy Benoit Allen, Jennifer S. Silk, Suzanne Meller, Patricia Z. Tan, Cecile D. Ladouceur, Lisa B. Sheeber, Erika E. Forbes, Ronald E. Dahl, Greg J. Siegle, Dana L. McMakin and Neal D. Ryan

      Article first published online: 9 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12482

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      Positive parenting and children's prosocial behavior in eight countries

      Concetta Pastorelli, Jennifer E. Lansford, Bernadette Paula Luengo Kanacri, Patrick S. Malone, Laura Di Giunta, Dario Bacchini, Anna Silvia Bombi, Arnaldo Zelli, Maria Concetta Miranda, Marc H. Bornstein, Sombat Tapanya, Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado, Liane Pena Alampay, Suha M. Al-Hassan, Lei Chang, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Kenneth A. Dodge, Paul Oburu, Ann T. Skinner and Emma Sorbring

      Article first published online: 28 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12477

    20. Oppositional defiant disorder dimensions and subtypes among detained male adolescent offenders

      Marcel Aebi, Steffen Barra, Cornelia Bessler, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Susanne Walitza and Belinda Plattner

      Article first published online: 23 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12473


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