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Advances in Adolescent Psychopathology

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2023) | Viewed by 6399

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Department of Health Sciences, Università degli Studi Magna Graecia di Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: eating disorders; clinical psychology; psychotherapy; psychological treatment; psychopathology; mental health

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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Università degli Studi Magna Graecia di Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: eating disorders; obesity; personality disorders; mental health; psychopharmacology
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Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Children Hospital Bambino Gesù, 00165 Rome, Italy
Interests: childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders; anxiety disorders; obsessive–compulsive disorders; psychotic disorders; psychotherapy

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Department of Health Sciences, University “Magna Graecia”, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: psychiatry; mental health; schizophrenia; schizophrenia spectrum disorder; psychosis; psychopharmacology; pharmacovigilance; antipsychotics; clozapine; long-acting injectable; DRESS syndrome; safety; tolerability; efficacy; effectiveness

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Third Centre of Cognitive Psychotherapy—Italian School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SICC), 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: personality disorders in adolescents and adults; metacognition/mentalization; psychosis; psychotherapy for personality disorders and psychosis in adolescence and adulthood

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Adolescence is the transition period from childhood to adulthood, and can present specific health challenges and developmental needs. Important changes take place, including physical–hormonal (e.g., puberty, musculoskeletal, etc.), neurodevelopmental (e.g., emotional responses, sleep regulation, cognitive capacities, etc.), psychological, emotional and relational ones. These special characteristics can often be related to the emergence of mental health problems and high-risk behaviors.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to help clinicians and researchers explore issues related to the developmental and psychosocial health of children, adolescents and young adults. We invite manuscripts dealing with most common mental-health-related issues observed in this specific age group, such as eating disorders, overweight and obesity, substance use and abuse, internet addiction and internet high-risk behaviors, cyberbullying, sexual health topics, gender dysphoria, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive–compulsive disorders, at-risk mental states (ARMSs), ultra-high risk (UHR) and clinical high at-risk mental states (CHARMSs) for psychosis, alongside the development of novel instruments for the assessment of adolescent psychopathology and related topics. Original research papers, brief reports, reviews and meta-analyses are all welcome, and we encourage the submission of interdisciplinary works and multicountry collaborative research.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and creating a Special Issue with the aim of providing readers with novel data and information concerning adolescent mental health.

Dr. Matteo Aloi
Dr. Cristina Segura Garcia
Dr. Maria Pontillo
Dr. Renato de Filippis
Dr. Ilaria Riccardi
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • early diagnosis
  • young adults
  • young people
  • prevention
  • children
  • neurodevelopment
  • mental health
  • adolescents
  • psychopathology
  • treatment

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Development, Validation, and Measurement Invariance of the Body Image Bidimensional Assessment (BIBA) in Italian and Spanish Children and Early Adolescent Samples
by Cristina Segura-Garcia, Matteo Aloi, Elvira Anna Carbone, Filippo Antonio Staltari, Marianna Rania, Maria Cristina Papaianni, Mikel Vaquero-Solís, Miguel Ángel Tapia-Serrano, Pedro Antonio Sánchez-Miguel and Marco Tullio Liuzza
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(4), 3626; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043626 - 17 Feb 2023
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Body dissatisfaction (BD) is an important public health issue as it negatively influences the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of children/early adolescents. Available measures of BD for this population are scarce, have a significant bias, or only evaluate weight-related dissatisfaction. This study, through the [...] Read more.
Body dissatisfaction (BD) is an important public health issue as it negatively influences the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of children/early adolescents. Available measures of BD for this population are scarce, have a significant bias, or only evaluate weight-related dissatisfaction. This study, through the exploratory factor analysis (EFA), aims to develop and validate the Italian (Study 1) and Spanish (Study 2) versions of a new tool, the Body Image Bidimensional Assessment (BIBA), which is not subject to sex–age–race biases and is able to identify BD related to weight and height among children/early adolescents. Study 3 regards the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), testing the measurement of invariance across sex and country. The BIBA has a two-factor structure (i.e., weight and height dissatisfaction) according to studies 1 and 2. McDonald’s ω ranged from 0.73 (weight) and 0.72 (height) with good reliability. CFA confirmed the two-factor model as a good fit for the Italian and Spanish samples. Finally, partial metric and scalar invariance of the BIBA dimensions across sexes and nations emerged. The BIBA has proven to be an easy-to-use tool that identifies two BD dimensions among children/early adolescents who could benefit from prompt educational interventions. Full article
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Adolescent Distress: Is There a Vaccine? Social and Cultural Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Francesco Demaria and Stefano Vicari
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(3), 1819; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20031819 - 19 Jan 2023
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The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on mental health. In particular, the impact on adolescents was likely significant due to vulnerability factors linked to this developmental stage and pre-existing conditions of hardship. The present work aimed at grasping the particular effects of [...] Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on mental health. In particular, the impact on adolescents was likely significant due to vulnerability factors linked to this developmental stage and pre-existing conditions of hardship. The present work aimed at grasping the particular effects of the pandemic on social and cultural aspects of adolescence, providing a cross-sectional picture of this historical moment of contemporary youth culture. Further research is needed to verify the findings. Full article
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Adolescent Depression from a Developmental Perspective: The Importance of Recognizing Developmental Distress in Depressed Adolescents
by Christopher Rikard-Bell, Caroline Hunt, Claire McAulay, Phillipa Hay, Arshia Morad, Michelle Cunich and Stephen Touyz
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(23), 16029; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192316029 - 30 Nov 2022
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Objective: To make the case that developmental distress needs to be assessed when evaluating adolescent depression. Methods: Reviews of relevant papers relating to adolescent depression. Results: Adolescent depression is a common and costly health condition, confounded by a lack of consensus among health [...] Read more.
Objective: To make the case that developmental distress needs to be assessed when evaluating adolescent depression. Methods: Reviews of relevant papers relating to adolescent depression. Results: Adolescent depression is a common and costly health condition, confounded by a lack of consensus among health professionals regarding evidence-based approaches regarding treatments. Little attention has been paid to the contribution of developmental distress. Conclusion: The current adult-like model of adolescent depression fails to advance the understanding of adolescent depression. A systematic evidence-based approach to identifying developmental self-perception distress in depressed adolescents could provide important advances in treatment to improve short-term and longer-term mental health outcomes. This paper proposes the creation of a psychometric tool to systematically measure developmental self-perception distress in adolescents with depression. Full article
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