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This focused issue brings together a collection of European clinical guidelines on Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders that cover assessment, psychological interventions, pharmacological treatments, deep brain stimulation and patient perspectives on research and treatment. The editorial by Pieter J. Hoekstra and Veit Roessner stress the importance of using and adhering to these and other guidelines or recommendations in clinical practice but also calls for more experts to create recommendations and guidelines in other fields of child and adolescent psychiatry. They state, “adherence to guidelines is more likely when recommendations are specific and concrete and when few additional resources are required for implementation”, and believe that these updated guidelines on Tourette syndrome meet these requirements.
European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry Journal
"The infliction of war and military aggression upon children must be considered a violation of their basic human rights and can have a persistent impact on their physical and mental health and well-being, with long-term consequences for their development. Given the recent events in Ukraine with millions on the flight, this scoping policy editorial aims to help guide mental health support for young victims of war through an overview of the direct and indirect burden of war on child mental health. We highlight multilevel, need-oriented, and trauma-informed approaches to regaining and sustaining outer and inner security after exposure to the trauma of war."
Mental health and illness of children and the long way back after COVID-19
"In July 2021, ESCAP policy division lead professor Joerg Fegert and president professor Dimitris Anagnostopoulos sent letters to various European Commission departmental members to reiterate the powerful impact COVID-19 is having on our children, adolescents, and their families. These follow on from previous exchanges with EU president Ursula von der Leyen, and ESCAP Policy Statements in April 2020 and March 2021 on the initial and continual impact of COVID-19 on children and adolescents throughout Europe...."
The European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families. As well as to improve the quality of their lives and to ensure children’s right for support to healthy mental development and for appropriate preventive and therapeutic mental health services and interventions.