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06.07.2020 | Original Contribution

Low intensity treatment for clinically anxious youth: a randomised controlled comparison against face-to-face intervention

Methods to deliver empirically validated treatments for anxious youth that require fewer therapist resources (low intensity) are beginning to emerge. However, the relative efficacy of low-intensity treatment for youth anxiety against standard …

04.07.2020 | COVID-19 | Letter to the Editor Open Access

COVID-19 and child and adolescent psychiatry: an unexpected blessing for part of our population?

04.07.2020 | Original Contribution

Distinguishing selective mutism and social anxiety in children: a multi-method study

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder in which a child fails to speak in some situations (e.g., school) despite the ability to speak in other situations (e.g., home). Some work has conceptualized SM as a variant of social anxiety disorder …

03.07.2020 | Original Contribution

Movement disorders and use of risperidone and methylphenidate: a review of case reports and an analysis of the WHO database in pharmacovigilance

For patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and comorbid conduct-dissocial disorder, a combination therapy of the psychostimulant methylphenidate and the antipsychotic risperidone may be prescribed. Case reports describe the …

02.07.2020 | Review

Weight and body mass index increase in children and adolescents exposed to antipsychotic drugs in non-interventional settings: a meta-analysis and meta-regression

Antipsychotics increase weight, BMI and waist size, particularly in pediatric patients. Switching antipsychotics is common practice, thus defining the risk for each antipsychotic in real-life settings can be important for clinical guidance. We …

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European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is Europe's only peer-reviewed journal entirely devoted to child and adolescent psychiatry. It aims to further a broad understanding of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Empirical research is its foundation, and clinical relevance is its hallmark.

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry welcomes in particular papers covering neuropsychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, genetics, neuroimaging, pharmacology, and related fields of interest. Contributions are encouraged from all around the world.

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