Mental health

15th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Sarawak, Malaysia,

The 15th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ICCAP2023) will take place in Kuching, Sarawak (on Borneo Island), Malaysia from the 7th to 9th August 2023.

The conference theme “Enhancing resilience in children, young people and families in a changing world” will take an integrated global and multidisciplinary perspective.

Targeted epigenomic editing ameliorates adult anxiety and excessive drinking after adolescent alcohol exposure

Citation
Bohnsack, J. P., Zhang, H., Wandling, G. M., He, D., Kyzar, E. J., Lasek, A. W., & Pandey, S. C. (2022). Targeted epigenomic editing ameliorates adult anxiety and excessive drinking after adolescent alcohol exposure. Science advances, 8(18), eabn2748.
Publication Date
Abstract

Adolescent binge drinking is a major risk factor for psychiatric disorders later in life including alcohol use disorder. Adolescent alcohol exposure induces epigenetic reprogramming at the enhancer region of the activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc) immediate-early gene, known as synaptic activity response element (SARE), and decreases Arc expression in the amygdala of both rodents and humans.

Substance use and homelessness

Citation
Neale, J., Parkin, S., Hermann, L., Metrebian, N., Roberts, E., Robson, D., & Strang, J. (2022). Substance use and homelessness: A longitudinal interview study conducted during COVID-19 with implications for policy and practice. International Journal of Drug Policy, 108, 103818.

This research explored changes in the tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use of people experiencing homelessness in the UK. Particularly, the researchers examined the following questions:

Mental Health and Alcohol

Online,

Mental Health and Alcohol

November 21st 13:30-15:00

1) Exploring the changing patterns in mental health and alcohol use
Dr Praveetha Patalay
University College London

2) Understanding the associations between alcohol use and mental health in
England
Jo-Anne Puddephatt
Lancaster University