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Schillerstrom, Jason E.; Sanchez-Reilly, Sandra; O'Donnell, Louise – Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the educational potential for a collaboration between palliative medicine and psychiatry designed to improve first-year medical students' knowledge and comfort with end-of-life issues through a facilitated small-group discussion with family members of recently-deceased loved ones. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Speech Communication, Group Discussion
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Unsal, Alaaddin; Ayranci, Unal – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: To determine the factors affecting the prevalence of depression and also to present some pertinent comments concerning prevention of depression among high school students. This study was deemed important and relevant due to the increasing importance of depression among high school students. Methods: A sample of students aged 14-19…
Descriptors: Incidence, Screening Tests, Psychiatry, Foreign Countries
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Powers, Christopher J.; Bierman, Karen L.; Coffman, Donna L. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016
Background: Students with early-starting conduct problems often do poorly in school; they are disproportionately placed in restrictive educational placements outside of mainstream classrooms. Although intended to benefit students, research suggests that restrictive placements may exacerbate the maladjustment of youth with conduct problems. Mixed…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Students, Behavior Problems, Student Adjustment
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Leopold, Daniel R.; Christopher, Micaela E.; Burns, G. Leonard; Becker, Stephen P.; Olson, Richard K.; Willcutt, Erik G. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016
Background: Although multiple cross-sectional studies have shown symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to be statistically distinct, studies have yet to examine the temporal stability and measurement invariance of SCT in a longitudinal sample. To date, only six studies have assessed SCT…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Longitudinal Studies, Cognitive Processes, Children
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Houghton, Stephen; Hunter, Simon C.; Khan, Umneea; Tan, Carol – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2013
We report the development and psychometric evaluations of a self-report instrument designed to screen for psychopathic traits among mainstream community adolescents. Tests of item functioning were initially conducted with 26 adolescents. In a second study the new instrument was administered to 150 high school adolescents, 73 of who had school…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Affective Behavior, Psychopathology, Measures (Individuals)
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Ranta, Klaus; Junttila, Niina; Laakkonen, Eero; Uhmavaara, Anni; La Greca, Annette M.; Niemi, Paivi M. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate symptoms of social anxiety and the psychometric properties of the "Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents" (SAS-A) among Finnish adolescents, 13-16 years of age. Study 1 (n = 867) examined the distribution of SAS-A scores according to gender and age, and the internal consistency and factor structure…
Descriptors: Evidence, Anxiety Disorders, Test Validity, Factor Structure
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Cohen, Nancy J.; Farnia, Fataneh; Im-Bolter, Nancie – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2013
Background: Clinic and community-based epidemiological studies have shown an association between child psychopathology and language impairment. The demands on language for social and academic adjustment shift dramatically during adolescence and the ability to understand the nonliteral meaning in language represented by higher order language…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Health, Language Impairments, Children
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Kokkevi, A.; Rotsika, V.; Arapaki, A.; Richardson, C. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2012
Background: Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents in Europe. Self-harm thoughts and behaviours are documented precursors of completed suicide. It is therefore of great importance to investigate the prevalence of suicide thoughts and attempts and their correlates, with the aim of preventing this major life-threatening public health…
Descriptors: Incidence, Public Health, Suicide, Death
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Berman, Steven L.; Weems, Carl F.; Petkus, Veronica F. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2009
This paper examines the expression, prevalence, and incremental validity of identity problem symptoms in adolescence. A sample of high school students (N = 140) aged 15-18 completed measures of identity problem symptoms, identity status, and psychological symptom severity. Findings suggested that 14.3% would meet DSM IV criteria for identity…
Descriptors: Incidence, Severity (of Disability), Identification (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Husky, Mathilde M.; McGuire, Leslie; Flynn, Laurie; Chrostowski, Christine; Olfson, Mark – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2009
This study compared demographic, academic, and clinical characteristics of adolescents at risk for mental health problems who either did or did not request help during a voluntary mental health screening. High school students completed a self-report to identify risk of mental health problems (n = 364). Students at risk were administered a clinical…
Descriptors: Mental Health, At Risk Students, Suicide, Adolescents
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Husky, Mathilde M.; Sheridan, Marian; McGuire, Leslie; Olfson, Mark – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: Despite increased interest in screening adolescents for mental health problems and suicide risk, little is known regarding the extent to which youth are identified and connected with appropriate services. Method: Between 2005 and 2009, a total of 4,509 ninth-grade students were offered screening. We reviewed the records of the 2,488…
Descriptors: Health Services, Community Services, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Sheeber, Lisa B.; Allen, Nicholas B.; Leve, Craig; Davis, Betsy; Shortt, Joann Wu; Katz, Lynn Fainsilber – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: Depression is often characterized as a disorder of affect regulation. However, research focused on delineating the key dimensions of affective experience (other than valence) that are abnormal in depressive disorder has been scarce, especially in child and adolescent samples. As definitions of affect regulation center around processes…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Depression (Psychology), High School Students, Adolescents
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Zhao, Yue; Montoro, Richard; Igartua, Karine; Thombs, Brett D. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: To compare risk of suicide ideation and attempts in adolescents with 1) gay, lesbian, or bisexual (GLB) identity, 2) "unsure" identity, or 3) heterosexual identity with same-sex attraction/fantasy or behavior, to heterosexual identity without same-sex attraction/fantasy or behavior. Method: A total of 1,856 students 14 years…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Suicide, Sexual Orientation, Risk
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Betancourt, Theresa S.; Brennan, Robert T.; Rubin-Smith, Julia; Fitzmaurice, Garrett M.; Gilman, Stephen E. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: To investigate the longitudinal course of internalizing and externalizing problems and adaptive/prosocial behaviors among Sierra Leonean former child soldiers and whether postconflict factors contribute to adverse or resilient mental health outcomes. Method: Male and female former child soldiers (N = 260, aged 10 to 17 years at…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Risk, Children, Foreign Countries
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Gould, Madelyn S.; Marrocco, Frank A.; Hoagwood, Kimberly; Kleinman, Marjorie; Amakawa, Lia; Altschuler, Elizabeth – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: We sought to examine follow-up service use by students identified at risk for suicidal behavior in a school-based screening program and assess barriers to seeking services as perceived by youths and parents. Method: We conducted a longitudinal study of 317 at-risk youths identified by a school-based suicide screening in six high schools…
Descriptors: Health Services, Screening Tests, Mental Health, At Risk Students
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