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Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology

Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand

Subject: Medicine

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eISSN: 2245-8875

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Psychiatric problems and quality of life in a clinical sample of adolescents: The role of peer relations
Finnish schoolchildren’s perceived health-related quality of life deteriorates remarkably with age
The Growing Trend of Prescribing Antipsychotics for Young People in Finland, 2000 to 2010
Are Autistic Traits in Youth Meaningful? A Replication study in Non-referred Siblings of Youth with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 (May 2015) - List of articles

Factors that Affect Adolescent Adherence to Mental Health and Psychiatric Treatment: a Systematic Integrative Review of the Literature

Ulla Timlin/ Helinä Hakko/ Raija Heino/ Helvi Kyngäs

Although adherence to somatic treatment has been studied extensively, adherence to mental health treatment has not. In this study, the term treatment adherence is used to refer to adherence to medication regimes and other non-pharmacological recommended treatments as part of mental health and psychiatric care. Knowledge of factors connected to adolescents’ adherence to such treatment is fairly fragmented. Although treatment staff members are broadly aware of the factors that influence adherence,(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2015-010

The Use of Social Networking Sites by Adolescents with Psychiatric Illnesses: A Qualitative Study

Gerrit Ian van Schalkwyk/ Katherine Klingensmith/ Paige McLaughlin/ Zheala Qayyum

Social networking sites (SNSs) are increasingly dominant platforms for communication among adolescents. Recently, concerns have been raised about the risks involved with SNS use, particularly among more vulnerable adolescents. Our goal was to explore the experience of SNS use by adolescents with psychiatric illnesses. We also sought to understand the ways in which these sites may be a useful way to communicate—as well as a potential source of increased stress—for this vulnerable population. We p(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2015-011

Nonverbal Reasoning in Preschool Children: Investigating the Putative Risk of Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as a Mediator

Duneesha De Alwis/ Mini Tandon/ Rebecca Tillman/ Joan Luby

Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) has been found to be associated with cognitive deficits in children. However, relatively little is known about the relationship between SHS exposure, cognitive deficits, and smoking-related psychopathology, specifically attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and externalizing disorders such as conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in preschool children. Children (n = 54) between the ages of 4 and 6 years from a comprehensive, lo(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2015-012

Familiality of Quantitative Autism Traits

Katja Jussila/ Kristen Lyall/ Sanna Kuusikko-Gauffin/ Marja-Leena Mattila/ Rachel Pollock-Wurman/ Tuula Hurtig/ Leena Joskitt/ Risto Bloigu/ Hanna Ebeling/ Irma Moilanen/ David Pauls

Autistic traits exist along a continuum that extends into social functioning in the general population, and they aggregate in the family members of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Quantitative measures are therefore essential when investigating the patterns of familiality of these traits. Prior studies have suggested differential inheritance patterns of autistic traits that depend on the cognitive level of the child with ASD as well as the family type. Our goal was to examine the f(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2015-013

The Early Diagnosis of Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Norway: a Study of Diagnostic Age and Its Associated Factors

Kenneth Larsen

The early identification of autism spectrum disorder is important to ensure access to early intervention. Much research has focused on the identification of early behavioral symptoms and screening. This study examines referral for diagnostic assessment, diagnostic age, and factors associated with diagnostic age for children with autism spectrum disorder. The results of this study indicate that children are referred and diagnosed later than they should be. Previous research has identified a valid(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2015-014

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