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.


The Mental Health and Well-Being of Aboriginal Children and Youth: Guidance for New Approaches and Services

December 1, 2004

Summary:
The Sal’i’shan Institute has produced two reports on the mental health of First Nations children in partnership with the Children’s Health Policy Centre.

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Preventing and Treating Depression in Children and Youth

November 11, 2004

Summary:
Depression is relatively common, affecting over 35,000 children in BC. Children with depression feel sadness or irritability, lose pleasure in normal activities, and experience other symptoms that cause significant distress and impairment at home, at school or in the community.

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Early Psychosis: A Review of the Treatment Literature

October 11, 2004

Psychosis is a serious public health issue that can lead to severe long-term disability. A new paradigm has emerged in the past decade that aims to decrease the pain and risks associated with psychosis and optimize the chances of a successful recovery.

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Preventing and Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth

September 11, 2004

Summary:
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in children. Over 64,000 children in BC are affected. These disorders are characterized by excessive worry that interferes with healthy development and that causes distress and impairment at home, at school and in the community.

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Preventing and Treating Conduct Disorder in Children and Youth

August 11, 2004

Summary:
Conduct disorder (or severe antisocial behaviour) affects over 40,000 children in BC. This systematic review outlines the best currently available approaches for children with conduct disorder.

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