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Nine-month outcome data of a randomized controlled out-patient trial of cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) for children and adolescents with depression are presented. CBT was compared with a non-focussed intervention (NFI) in 56 subjects. At 9 months after thr termination of the trial, 21 children (37.5%) fulfilled criteria for a psychiatric disorder(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the psychosocial characteristics of homeless children and their parents. METHOD Homeless families were assessed within 2 weeks of admission to seven hostels and were compared with a group of housed families matched for socioeconomic status. Measures included a semistructured interview, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), the(More)
Fifty-four children and adolescents (age 8–17) were assessed two years after a clinical intervention trial of cognitive-behavioural vs. non-focused treatment for depression. Eleven (20.4%) subjects fulfilled criteria for depression, while 21 (38.9%) reported significant depressive symptoms during the previous year. Seventeen young people (31.5%) had a(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the mental health needs of homeless children and families before and after rehousing. DESIGN Cross sectional, longitudinal study. SETTING City of Birmingham. SUBJECTS 58 rehoused families with 103 children aged 2-16 years and 21 comparison families of low socioeconomic status in stable housing, with 54 children. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
We report a study of collaborative problem solving among ’groups’ of two and three people, collaborating face-to-face or supported by high quality videoconference links. Tasks were completed equally well in each condition but more talk was needed to accomplish the task when 3 individuals collaborated either face-to-face or in video-mediated conditions.(More)