• Dr. Ferro Interviewed about ARCH Research

    Dr. Ferro was a guest on the Larry Fedoruk Show on 610 CKTB to discuss findings from a recent ARCH Lab study examining the association between food allergy and mental health problems in young people. The full interview is available here. The news release distributed by McMaster University is available here. The story has also […]

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  • New ARCH Research

    Two new ARCH Lab papers have examined psychopathology in adolescents and young adults with food allergies. The first paper, entitled, “Condition-specific associations of symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents and young adults with asthma and food allergy” was published in the Journal of Asthma and showed that whereas asthma was linked to symptoms of […]

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  • New ARCH Research

    A new ARCH Lab paper entitled, “Measurement invariance of the Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55)” was recently published in Epilepsia. Findings suggested that the question items included in the QOLCE-55 are perceived similarly across groups stratified by age, sex, and time. Combined with our previous work, this is further evidence of the […]

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  • Happy Holidays from the ARCH Lab

    From our lab to yours… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  • New ARCH Research

    A new ARCH Lab paper entitled, “Measurement Invariance of the WHODAS 2.0 in a Population-Based Sample of Youth” was published in the open-access journal, PLoS ONE. Findings indicate that the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0), a brief measure of global disability originally developed for adults, is valid for making substantive comparisons […]

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  • QOLCE-55 Available for Download

    The Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55) is an epilepsy-specific, parent-reported measure of health-related quality of life of children with epilepsy. Details of the QOLCE-55’s development are described in a 2015 paper by Goodwin et al. The QOLCE-55 is available at no cost for investigators and clinicians interested in using it in their […]

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  • IFPE 2015

    Dr. Ferro recently spoke at the 2015 International Federation for Psychiatric Epidemiology Congress in Bergen, Norway. At the congress, attendees from across the world heard Dr. Ferro speak about research findings from the ARCH Lab that the mental health of adolescents with chronic health conditions is more vulnerable to declines in family functioning compared to […]

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  • New ARCH Research

    A new ARCH Lab paper entitled, “Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Canadian Emerging Adults” was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. Findings from this population-based study showed three distinct trajectories of depressive symptoms that peak at 15-17 years of age and declined through to 25 years of age. Most emerging adults had […]

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  • New ARCH Research

    A new ARCH Lab paper entitled, “Major depressive disorder, suicidal behaviour, bipolar disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder among emerging adults with and without chronic health conditions” was recently published in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. Findings from this population-based study showed that lifetime prevalence of these mental disorders was significantly higher for individuals with chronic health […]

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  • New ARCH Research

    A new ARCH Lab paper entitled, “Mediated moderation of the relation between maternal and adolescent depressive symptoms: role of adolescent physical health” was recently published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Evidence suggested both a direct negative effect of maternal depression on symptoms of depression in adolescents, as well as an indirect effect whereby maternal […]

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