Archived Reports

At the request of the government of British Columbia, we prepared reviews and syntheses of the best available research evidence on the prevention and treatment of children’s mental disorders. Each link provides a report summary and further links to short and full reports. For more recent research evidence about preventing and treating child mental health problems, please see our Quarterly publication, which tackles a different issue with each edition.


Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in Children

October 11, 2006

Summary:
Developmental disabilities are conditions affecting a range of social and cognitive functions, including communications, learning, and interpreting and responding to social cues.

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Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Children’s Mental Health

December 11, 2005

Research evidence in children’s mental health is constantly evolving, as in many fields. The ongoing process of communicating and using the research evidence has been termed “evidence-based practice.”

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Preventing and Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Youth

November 11, 2005

Summary:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disruptive and persistent mental disorder affecting as many as 2,000 children in BC. This report outlines the best currently available research evidence on treating childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Children and Youth

October 11, 2005

Summary:
Eating disorders affect approximately 1,000 children in BC and are characterized by distortions in the perception of body shape and weight, coupled with severe disturbances in eating behaviours.

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Preventing Suicide in Youth: Taking Action with Imperfect Knowledge

September 11, 2005

Summary:
Suicide is a serious public health issue. It continues to be the second leading cause of death among BC youth aged 15 to 24 years.

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