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International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health
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ISSN (Print) 2286-7481 - ISSN (Online) 2586-887X
Published by Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Predicting depression from quality of life in school, Automatic negative
           thoughts and Anger management of upper–secondary school students

    • Authors: Rassarin Raveephattanarangsi, Vipa Lake, Somchai Teaukul
      Pages: 11 - 19
      Abstract:               The purpose of this correlational research was to find the predictive ability of quality of life in school, automatic negative thought, and anger management on depression of adolescents in upper-secondary school students in the Bangkok area under management of the Office of the Basic Education Commission: (OBEC) in Bangkok area 1 in the academic year of 2017. Four hundred subjects were obtained by a stratified random sampling method. Data collection was done using 1) personal information, 2) the quality of life in school questionnaire, 3) children’s and adolescents’ automatic thought scale, 4) the anger management questionnaire, and 5) Health -Related Self Report: HRSR -The Diagnostic Screening Test for Depression in Thai Population. Data was analyzed in terms of percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression-forward. It was found that there were two independent variables which co-predicted the changes of depression score by 32.3 percent at p< .05 level. The most powerful predictor was automatic negative thought, followed by anger management-‘anger control out’. Quality of life in school and the anger management-‘anger control in’ were rejected from the equation.
      PubDate: 2019-06-24
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • The Correlations of Baseline Autonomic Nervous System Function and
           Hostility Score with Change Ratio of Treatment Response in Generalized
           Anxiety Disorder

    • Authors: Tsung-Hua Lu, Lan-Ting Lee, Shuo-En Hsu, Kao Chin Chen, I Hui Lee, Tzung Lieh Yeh, Po See Chen, Yen Kuang Yang
      Pages: 20 - 17
      Abstract:                          The relationship between the autonomic nervous system (ANS) index, hostility scale and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in the long-term treatment outcome has been rarely studied. The aim of this study was to explore whether the ANS index and hostility scale at baseline are predictors of long-term outcome in GAD. Nine patients with GAD were recruited. At baseline (week 0), blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and mean heart rate range (MHRR) were measured as ANS index; the Cook–Medley Hostility Scale was assessed as hostility. The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) was administered at baseline, short-term (week 6) and long-term (week 52). The aggressive response subscale of the hostility scale was significantly negatively correlated with the HAM-A change ratio in short-term and long-term, while MHRR were significantly positively correlated with these change ratios. The MHRR and the aggressive response subscale at baseline could be predictors of long-term outcome in GAD.
      PubDate: 2019-06-24
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • EEG Neurofeedback Brain Training for Epilepsy to Reduce Seizures

    • Authors: Jayasankara K. Reddy, Sneha C S
      Pages: 28 - 33
      Abstract:                  To review papers on epilepsy and the use of neurofeedback therapy to reduce seizures. Papers searched were from Pubmed, Proquest, Science Direct, etc. including the review of relevant journals e.g. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, HHS Public Script, Basic and Cinical Neuroscience, Current Opinion in Neurology, International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications, Measurement Science Review, Journal of Neurotherapy. Common treatments such as surgery, pharmacotherapy, neurostimulation and diet therapy were used for epilepsy but had some limitations. Neurofeedback therapy was found, among those treatments, to be useful for epilepsy. There were two key points of successful protocol used in neurofeedback therapy: sensorimotorrhythm and slowcortical potential enabling a reduction of seizures.
      PubDate: 2019-06-24
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • The Effect of Integration Activities for Reduction Repetitive Behaviors in
           Children with Autism

    • Authors: Pakaon Laumkha, Benjamas Prathanee
      Pages: 34 - 42
      Abstract:              This study aims to determine the effectiveness of integrated activities to reduction repetitive behavior in children with autism. The participants were students, age ranged from 4 – 10 years old, who were clinically diagnosed as autism and enrolled at Special Education Center, Loei Province. Research was single subject design with AB design. The participants were selected by purposive sampling. Over the course of 13 weeks of the study, integrated activities were designed for individual program for reduction repetitive behaviors that were negative effect to learning. These behaviors include head butting, hand flapping, finger knocking, finger banding, body shaking and hand gesturing. The behaviors in academic class were video recorded for further analysis where the frequency of the behaviors can be recorded at 1st (A), 5th (B5), 9th (B9), and 13rd (B13) Week. Video recordings were individually replayed by 2 evaluators (inter-observer reliability = 98.3%), the main researcher and research assistant who are teaching special educators and counted number of repetitive behaviors. Data were consensused and analyzed by using descriptive analysis for general information and The Wilcoxon Signed- Rank Test for analysis median difference among number of repetitive behaviors at A1, B5, B9, and B13. The result revealed that integration activities significantly decreased repetitive behaviors for children with autism between the 1st (A) and 13rd (B13) week (Median difference = -32.5, 95% confidence interval = 24.09-38.78).
      PubDate: 2019-06-24
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
  • Sharing Experience Of Scalp Acupuncture For Child Development And Jessie
           Golgi Reflex Point To Relief Spasticity

    • Authors: Jessie Neoh, Choo Aun Neoh
      Pages: 43 - 54
      Abstract: Developmental disabilities including cognition, motor performance, vision, hearing and speech, and behavior are listed as major categories of developmental disability with corresponding (ICD)-10 codes. Treatment of these disorders can be difficult; treatment often involves a combination of professional therapy, pharmaceuticals, and home- and school-based programs. Traditional scalp acupuncture systems have been reported to be beneficial but do not include the Fusiform Face area treatment zone and the corpus callosum treatment zone, which the latest brain study found to be very important in child neurological development problem. 9 child patients, aged from 3 to 18 years old and corresponding (ICD)-10 codes, were treated with Neoh Scalp Acupuncture and Jessie Point to relieve their spasticity, with a five year follow up at our acupuncture clinic. The location of the Jessie Golgi Reflex Point is near the bicep muscle distal biceps tendon where the Golgi tendon organ is. No patients have dropped out of our five year acupuncture clinic follow up. They all still continue receiving treatment at our clinic as their parents found that their children continue to improve in every aspect of development. Interviews with their parents reported that most of their children’s disabilities and spasticity improved progressively. The Jessie Golgi Reflex Point showed immediate improvement in their spasticity, whereas the spasticity of adult stroke patients in our clinic also improved with Jessie Golgi Reflex Point massage. Most children’s disabilities were found to have hypoactive or hyperactive development at their Corpus Callosum, and Neoh Scalp Acupuncture specifically treated this area. Muscle spasticity was well treated with Jessie Golgi Reflex Point massage. This report is valuable for experienced acupuncturists in treatment of their own similar patients, and also for western trained physicians.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
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