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Editorial: New insights into self-harm among children and young people - renewed links with inequality, new opportunities for recognition and new treatment option.

Cornelius Ani,

Supporting children and young people (CYP) who self-harm (SH) is an important work of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). This theme is reflected in three papers in this issue. Starting with risk factors, Marraccini and colleagues found that compared with adolescents, preadolescent children with suicidal behavior were more ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Ment Health (Child and adolescent mental health)
[2021, 26(4):301-302]

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A controlled trial of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-based strategies for insomnia among in-school adolescents in southern Nigeria.

Diseyei R Egbegi, Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Olayinka Omigbodun, Cornelius Ani,

<h4>Background</h4>Sleep difficulties are highly prevalent among adolescents, and are associated with significant impairments. The effectiveness and acceptability of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-based (CBT-based) treatment for insomnia in adolescents is established for High Income Countries, but unknown for African settings. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the effect of ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health (Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health)
[2021, 15(1):52]

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Editorial Perspective: Mental health needs of children and young people of Black ethnicity.1 Is it time to reconceptualise racism as a traumatic experience?

Eunice Ayodeji, Bernadka Dubicka, Omolade Abuah, Babatunde Odebiyi, Rezina Sultana, Cornelius Ani,

We explore racial inequality in relation to Black children and young people (CYP) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We argue that the experience of racism should be universally considered an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). We argue that racism and the vicarious trauma arising from exposure to frequent ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Ment Health (Child and adolescent mental health)
[2021, 26(3):265-266]

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Effect of a Brief Supportive and Educational Intervention on the Psychological Well-Being of Mothers with Babies in Neonatal Wards of a Tertiary Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Olufemi O Oyekunle, Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Adejumoke I Ayede, Olayinka O Omigbodun, Cornelius C Ani,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the effect of a supportive educational intervention on the psychological wellbeing of mothers whose babies were admitted to Neonatal Care Unit (NCU) in Nigeria.<h4>Methods</h4>Controlled trial involving 41 mothers whose babies were consecutively admitted into two NCUs (21 in the intervention group and 19 controls). The intervention group received ... Read more >>

J Trop Pediatr (Journal of tropical pediatrics)
[2021, 67(2):]

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Involvement of community paediatricians in the care of children and young people with mental health difficulties in the UK: implications for case ascertainment by child and adolescent psychiatric, and paediatric surveillance systems.

Hani F Ayyash, Michael Oladipo Ogundele, Richard M Lynn, Tanja-Sabine Schumm, Cornelius Ani,

<h4>Objective</h4>To ascertain the extent to which community paediatricians are involved in the care of children with mental health conditions in order to determine which difficulties are appropriate for single or joint surveillance by the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS).<h4>Design</h4>An online survey of ... Read more >>

BMJ Paediatr Open (BMJ paediatrics open)
[2021, 5(1):e000713]

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The transition from children’s services to adult services for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: the CATCh-uS mixed-methods study

Astrid Janssens, Helen Eke, Anna Price, Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Sharon Blake, Cornelius Ani, Philip Asherson, Bryony Beresford, Tobit Emmens, Chris Hollis, Stuart Logan, Moli Paul, Kapil Sayal, Susan Young, Tamsin Ford,

<h4>Background</h4>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was previously seen as a childhood developmental disorder, so adult mental health services were not set up to support attention deficit hyperactivity disorder patients who became too old for child services. To our knowledge, this is the first in-depth study of the transition of attention deficit ... Read more >>

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Transition between child and adult services for young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): findings from a British national surveillance study.

Helen Eke, Tamsin Ford, Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Anna Price, Susan Young, Cornelius Ani, Kapil Sayal, Richard M Lynn, Moli Paul, Astrid Janssens,

<h4>Background</h4>Optimal transition from child to adult services involves continuity, joint care, planning meetings and information transfer; commissioners and service providers therefore need data on how many people require that service. Although attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently persists into adulthood, evidence is limited on these transitions.<h4>Aims</h4>To estimate the national incidence of ... Read more >>

Br J Psychiatry (The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science)
[2020, 217(5):616-622]

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109 Near-fatal suicide attempts among Canadian Youth: A CPSP Study

Rachel Mitchell, Cornelius Ani, James Irvine, Claude Cyr, Ari Joffe, Robin Skinner, Antonia Stang, Sam Wong, Xiaoquan Yao, Daphne J Korczak,

Abstract <h4>Background</h4> Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadian adolescents. Youth who make near fatal suicide attempts, such as those requiring intensive care unit (ICU) level care, are the closest proxy to those that die by suicide; however, there is limited data on this group. <h4>Objectives</h4> To ... Read more >>

Paediatr Child Health (Paediatrics & child health)
[2020, 25(Suppl 2):e45-e45]

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Mapping UK mental health services for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: national survey with comparison of reporting between three stakeholder groups.

Anna Price, Astrid Janssens, Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, Helen Eke, Moli Paul, Kapil Sayal, Chris Hollis, Cornelius Ani, Susan Young, Susan Dunn-Morua, Philip Asherson, Stuart Logan, Tamsin Ford,

<h4>Background</h4>UK clinical guidelines recommend treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults by suitably qualified clinical teams. However, young people with ADHD attempting the transition from children's to adults' services experience considerable difficulties in accessing care.<h4>Aims</h4>To map the mental health services in the UK for adults who have ADHD and ... Read more >>

BJPsych Open (BJPsych open)
[2020, 6(4):e76]

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The emotional and mental health needs of young carers: what psychiatry can do.

Roswitha Dharampal, Cornelius Ani,

<h4>Aims and method</h4>To review the literature on the emotional and mental health needs of young carers of parents with mental illness and the extent to which such needs are recognised and supported by professionals. Three databases were systematically searched from 2008 to 2018, and five studies met the inclusion criteria.<h4>Results</h4>The ... Read more >>

BJPsych Bull (BJPsych bulletin)
[2020, 44(3):112-120]

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Health workers' attitude towards children and adolescents with mental illness in a teaching hospital in north-central Nigeria.

Friday Philip Tungchama, Olayinka Egbokhare, Olayinka Omigbodun, Cornelius Ani,

Objective: Public stigma against mental illness is well studied. However, there is a dearth of research into health workers' attitude towards children and adolescents with mental illness, especially in low- and middle income countries such Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 395 health workers in a Teaching Hospital ... Read more >>

J Child Adolesc Ment Health (Journal of child and adolescent mental health)
[2019, 31(2):125-137]

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How to measure the need for transition to adult services among young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a comparison of surveillance versus case note review methods.

Helen Eke, Astrid Janssens, Johnny Downs, Richard M Lynn, Cornelius Ani, Tamsin Ford,

<h4>Background</h4>Health services have not provided adequate support for young people with long term health conditions to transfer from child to adult services. National Institute of Health and Care (NICE) guidance on transition has been issued to address these gaps. However, data are often sparse about the number of young adults ... Read more >>

BMC Med Res Methodol (BMC medical research methodology)
[2019, 19(1):179]

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Effects of psycho-education plus basic cognitive behavioural therapy strategies on medication-treated adolescents with depressive disorder in Nigeria.

Ehimwenma W Isa, Cornelius Ani, Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Olayinka Omigbodun,

<h4>Objective</h4>Limited data exists on psychological interventions for adolescent depression in African countries such as Nigeria. This study therefore investigates the effects of a psychological intervention that includes psycho-education and basic elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on depressed medication-treated adolescents in Nigeria.<h4>Methodology</h4>This was a pre-post one-group intervention study of 18 ... Read more >>

J Child Adolesc Ment Health (Journal of child and adolescent mental health)
[2018, 30(1):11-18]

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Effect of attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder training program on the knowledge and attitudes of primary school teachers in Kaduna, North West Nigeria.

Dupe Lasisi, Cornelius Ani, Victor Lasebikan, Lateef Sheikh, Olayinka Omigbodun,

<h4>Background</h4>There are indications that teachers have limited knowledge about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), despite its high prevalence in childhood and its long-term effects on students such as academic underachievement, reduced self-esteem, and social and behavioural difficulties. This study is therefore aimed at assessing the effect of an ADHD training ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health (Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health)
[2017, 11:15]

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Effects of problem-solving interventions on aggressive behaviours among primary school pupils in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Jibril Abdulmalik, Cornelius Ani, Ademola J Ajuwon, Olayinka Omigbodun,

<h4>Background</h4>Aggressive patterns of behavior often start early in childhood, and tend to remain stable into adulthood. The negative consequences include poor academic performance, disciplinary problems and encounters with the juvenile justice system. Early school intervention programs can alter this trajectory for aggressive children. However, there are no studies evaluating the ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health (Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health)
[2016, 10(1):31]

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Feasibility of parent-mediated behavioural intervention for behavioural problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Nigeria: a pilot study.

Mashudat Bello-Mojeed, Cornelius Ani, Ike Lagunju, Olayinka Omigbodun,

<h4>Background</h4>Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a disabling and lifelong neuro-developmental disorder. Challenging behaviours such as aggression and self injury are common maladaptive behaviours in ASD which adversely affect the mental health of both the affected children and their caregivers. Although there is evidence-base for parent-delivered behavioural intervention for children with ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health (Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health)
[2016, 10(1):28]

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Effectiveness of brief school-based, group cognitive behavioural therapy for depressed adolescents in south west Nigeria.

Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Cornelius Ani, Ademola Ajuwon, Olayinka Omigbodun,

<h4>Background</h4>There is paucity of evidence-based psychological interventions for depressive disorders in Africa, more so among depressed children and adolescents. This study aimed to determine the effects of a school-based cognitive behavioural therapy programme (CBT) on depressed adolescents in South West Nigeria.<h4>Methods</h4>Forty students who scored 18 or above on the Beck ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Ment Health (Child and adolescent mental health)
[2016, 21(1):44-50]

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Anxiety and depression predicted by medically unexplained symptoms in Pakistani children: a case-control study.

Nazish Imran, Cornelius Ani, Zahid Mahmood, Khawaja Amjad Hassan, Muhammad Riaz Bhatti,

<h4>Objective</h4>To explore association between medically unexplained symptoms in children in Pakistan with emotional difficulties and functional impairments.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a matched three-group case-control study of 186 children aged 8-16 years in Lahore, Pakistan. Cases were 62 children with chronic somatic symptoms for which no organic cause was identified after investigations. Two ... Read more >>

J Psychosom Res (Journal of psychosomatic research)
[2014, 76(2):105-112]

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Incidence and 12-month outcome of non-transient childhood conversion disorder in the U.K. and Ireland.

Cornelius Ani, Richard Reading, Richard Lynn, Simone Forlee, Elena Garralda,

<h4>Background</h4>Little is known about conversion disorder in childhood.<h4>Aims</h4>To document clinical incidence, features, management and 12-month outcome of non-transient conversion disorder in under 16-year-olds in the U.K. and Ireland.<h4>Method</h4>Surveillance through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System.<h4>Results</h4>In total, 204 cases (age range 7-15 years) were reported, ... Read more >>

Br J Psychiatry (The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science)
[2013, 202:413-418]

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Supplementation with antioxidants and folinic acid for children with Down's syndrome: randomised controlled trial.

Jill M Ellis, Hooi Kuan Tan, Ruth E Gilbert, David P R Muller, William Henley, Robert Moy, Rachel Pumphrey, Cornelius Ani, Sarah Davies, Vanessa Edwards, Heather Green, Alison Salt, Stuart Logan,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To assess whether supplementation with antioxidants, folinic acid, or both improves the psychomotor and language development of children with Down's syndrome.<h4>Design</h4>Randomised controlled trial with two by two factorial design.<h4>Setting</h4>Children living in the Midlands, Greater London, and the south west of England.<h4>Participants</h4>156 infants aged under 7 months with trisomy 21.<h4>Intervention</h4>Daily oral ... Read more >>

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2008, 336(7644):594-597]

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Editorial is unduly provocative.

Cornelius Ani, Obeagaeli Ani,

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2007, 334(7597):761]

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Developing primary mental healthcare for children and adolescents.

Cornelius Ani, Elena Garralda,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>Governmental initiatives to enhance child and adolescent mental healthcare are giving renewed impetus to work in primary care. This review identifies and discusses critically new findings in this area.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Research reviews and new studies continue to highlight the burden of unidentified and hence untreated psychopathology among children attending ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Psychiatry (Current opinion in psychiatry)
[2005, 18(4):440-444]

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Cognition and undernutrition: evidence for vulnerable period.

Sally Grantham-McGregor, Cornelius Ani,

Forum Nutr (Forum of nutrition)
[2003, 56:272-275]

Cited: 10 times

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