Below are a few of our recent publications.
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Mostly worse, occasionally better: impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Canadian children and adolescents (Cost et al.)
Over the course of the first year of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Researchers surveyed parents and children/adolescents to assess the impact of COVID-19 emergency measures on child/adolescent mental health. Depending on the age group, 67-70% of youth experienced deterioration in at least one mental health domain; however, 19-31% of youth experienced improvement in at least one domain.
The association of diet and depression: an analysis of dietary measures in depressed, non-depressed, and healthy youth (Korczak et al.)
Dietary habits among children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD), non-MDD psychiatric conditions, or without psychiatric illness were measured through self-reports of dietary intake. The study's results indicated that children with MDD consume fewer healthy foods than non-MDD children. These findings may help future research determine the directionality of this association.
Recruitment of adolescents with suicidal ideation in the emergency department: lessons from a randomized controlled pilot trial of a youth suicide prevention intervention (Tracey et al.)
This pilot RCT of a youth suicide prevention intervention recruited adolescents aged 12 to 17 years presenting to a pediatric hospital ED with suicide related behaviors, and provided evidence that EDs are feasible sites for participant recruitment in RCTs.