In Waltereit et al. editorial this month, they step back in time to discuss the term ‘adolescence crisis’ in psychiatry. They speak of its origins and use in developmental psychiatry and offer theories on why its use in child and adolescent psychiatry practice is dwindling today. They explain that there’s always a fine line between identifying and classifying symptoms of emerging psychiatric disorders and typical adolescence. And bring in the concept that more emphasis is needed on psychosocial functioning instead of a predefined focus on emerging psychiatric disorders.
Each year, ESCAP team up with ECAP to generate ESCAP Communication articles. These articles aim to address specific and current issues that are impacting the ESCAP community, from refugee children to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overview of Online First Articles in the ECAP journal, not (yet) assigned to an issue.
ECAP ('European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry') is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to child and adolescent psychiatry. In August 2011 ECAP has been designated as the official ESCAP Journal and issues regularly close off with two pages of ESCAP communication.
View the content overview of the current ECAP issue.
The ECAP Journal aims to further a broad understanding of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Empirical research is its foundation, and clinical relevance is its hallmark. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry welcomes in particular papers covering neuropsychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, genetics, neuroimaging, pharmacology, and related fields of interest. Contributions are encouraged from all around the world.
Editor-in-chief and chairman of the editorial board is Dr Johannes Hebebrand, professor at the University of Duisburg/Essen (Germany).
Impact Factor 2015: 3.339, Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters. Frequency: twelve issues per year, including special issues to hot topics. The journal publishes the following article types:
To learn more about the ECAP Journal, visit the journal's homepage or access the tables of content and abstracts of the current and past issues. Further questions with regards to the journal European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will be answered by Sabine Mohr (Publishing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Read about the origins of this journal (February 2017 editorial by Helmut Remschmidt and Philip Graham on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of ECAP).
Submitting articles to the European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Journal can only be done through the journal's publishers, Springer.
These two buttons will direct you to their dedicated ECAP submission and more information about author instructions webpages and how to create an account to submit your article.