Valsamma Eapen

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint "Are you available for the next 18 months?" - methods and aims of a longitudinal birth cohort study investigating a universal developmental surveillance program: the 'Watch Me Grow' study
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South Western Sydney Local Health District AUCS, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:234. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the prevalence of parental concerns measured by the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) indicating developmental risk
    Susan Woolfenden
    Department of Community Child Health, Sydney Children s Hospital Network, High St Randwick NSW 2031, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:231. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Developmental and mental health disorders: two sides of the same coin
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney Mental Health Centre Level 1, Locked Bag 7103, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871, Australia School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Asian J Psychiatr 8:7-11. 2014
  4. pmc Adult separation anxiety in pregnancy: how common is it?
    Valsamma Eapen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Int J Womens Health 4:251-6. 2012
  5. pmc Pathogenetic model for Tourette syndrome delineates overlap with related neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism
    R A Clarke
    Department of Human Genetics, Ingham Institute, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e158. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Bridging the gap from evidence to policy and practice: reducing the progression to metabolic syndrome for children and adolescents on antipsychotic medication
    Valsamma Eapen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:435-42. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Adult separation anxiety during pregnancy and its relationship to depression and anxiety
    Valsamma Eapen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Perinat Med 41:159-63. 2013
  8. pmc Clinical outcomes of an early intervention program for preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a community group setting
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney Local Health District AUCS, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 13:3. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Strategies and challenges in the management of adolescent depression
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South West Sydney, University of New South Wales, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 25:7-13. 2012
  10. pmc Health and education: service providers in partnership to improve mental health
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South West Sydney AUCS, University of New South Wales, ICAMHS, Mental Health Centre, L1 Liverpool Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool NSW 2170, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Syst 6:19. 2012

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint "Are you available for the next 18 months?" - methods and aims of a longitudinal birth cohort study investigating a universal developmental surveillance program: the 'Watch Me Grow' study
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South Western Sydney Local Health District AUCS, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:234. 2014
    ..This paper describes the methods of the 'Watch Me Grow' study that aims to maximise accurate early detection of children with developmental disorders through a partnership formed between policy makers, service providers and researchers...
  2. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of the prevalence of parental concerns measured by the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) indicating developmental risk
    Susan Woolfenden
    Department of Community Child Health, Sydney Children s Hospital Network, High St Randwick NSW 2031, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 14:231. 2014
    ..We undertook a systematic review of the prevalence of parents' concerns as an indicator of developmental risk, measured by the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) and associated risk factors...
  3. ncbi request reprint Developmental and mental health disorders: two sides of the same coin
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney Mental Health Centre Level 1, Locked Bag 7103, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871, Australia School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Electronic address
    Asian J Psychiatr 8:7-11. 2014
    ..This paper presents a framework for evaluating developmental vulnerability that highlights common risk factors for developmental and mental health disorders. ..
  4. pmc Adult separation anxiety in pregnancy: how common is it?
    Valsamma Eapen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Int J Womens Health 4:251-6. 2012
    ..Further research is indicated to explore this clinical entity and its impact on maternal and infant psychosocial wellbeing...
  5. pmc Pathogenetic model for Tourette syndrome delineates overlap with related neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism
    R A Clarke
    Department of Human Genetics, Ingham Institute, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e158. 2012
    ..The emergent neuropathogenetic model integrates all five genes so far found to be uniquely disrupted in TS into a single pathogenetic chain of events described in context with clinical and research implications...
  6. ncbi request reprint Bridging the gap from evidence to policy and practice: reducing the progression to metabolic syndrome for children and adolescents on antipsychotic medication
    Valsamma Eapen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47:435-42. 2013
    ..This review focuses on bridging the current gap between available evidence and practice guidelines and policies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adult separation anxiety during pregnancy and its relationship to depression and anxiety
    Valsamma Eapen
    School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Perinat Med 41:159-63. 2013
    ..The current study, the first of its kind, investigated the overlap between adult separation anxiety (ASA) and the symptoms of depression and anxiety in the context of pregnancy...
  8. pmc Clinical outcomes of an early intervention program for preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a community group setting
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney Local Health District AUCS, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 13:3. 2013
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of the ESDM for preschool-aged children with ASD using a predominantly group-based intervention in a community child care setting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Strategies and challenges in the management of adolescent depression
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South West Sydney, University of New South Wales, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 25:7-13. 2012
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  10. pmc Health and education: service providers in partnership to improve mental health
    Valsamma Eapen
    Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South West Sydney AUCS, University of New South Wales, ICAMHS, Mental Health Centre, L1 Liverpool Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool NSW 2170, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Syst 6:19. 2012
    ..Our findings support strategies to promote the social milieu of schools as a way of achieving better mental health and learning outcomes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Weight gain and metabolic syndrome among young patients on antipsychotic medication: what do we know and where do we go?
    Valsamma Eapen
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South West Sydney, ICAMHS, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 19:232-5. 2011
    ..This paper examines the current state of evidence on this topic and suggests directions for future research and clinical practice...
  12. ncbi request reprint Genetic basis of autism: is there a way forward?
    Valsamma Eapen
    Infant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 24:226-36. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome among the young obese in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Trop Pediatr 56:325-8. 2010
    ..Child health professionals must be aware of this and attempts should be made for early identification and necessary intervention including attention to psychological issues...
  14. ncbi request reprint Tourette syndrome in children and adolescents: special considerations
    Valsamma Eapen
    Sydney South West Area Health Service
    J Psychosom Res 67:525-32. 2009
    ..Effective communication and collaboration between families, health care providers, and school personnel, as well as supportive communities, are essential components of comprehensive management...
  15. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, perceptions, and family coping in pediatric cancer and childhood diabetes
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1138:47-9. 2008
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  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of global developmental delay in 3-year-old children in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Psychosom Res 61:321-6. 2006
    ..Data on prevalence and associated factors can provide the basis for setting priorities and designing interventions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Learning disorder and blood concentration of heavy metals in the United Arab Emirates
    Said Yousef
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:394-400. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest the need for monitoring for toxic metals in the environment. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint A controlled study of psychosocial factors in young people with diabetes in the United arab emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, UAE
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1084:325-8. 2006
    ..Awareness and understanding of these psychosocial variables can help healthcare providers to target these issues as part of comprehensive diabetes management...
  19. ncbi request reprint Problem behaviors in 3-year-old children in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Pediatr Health Care 18:186-91. 2004
    ..Although this type of study exists in the industrialized countries, very few studies have been undertaken in the developing countries...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders in preschool children in the UAE
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
    J Trop Pediatr 53:202-5. 2007
    ..However, the lack of recognition of these disorders suggests the need for a comprehensive screening program, as early diagnosis can open the door for early intervention which in turn may improve the prognosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Child psychiatric disorders in a primary care Arab population
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:51-60. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and nature of child psychiatric morbidity in primary care in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and environmental toxic metal exposure in the United Arab Emirates
    Said Yousef
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE
    J Trop Pediatr 57:457-60. 2011
    ..The findings suggest that monitoring for exposure to heavy metal levels and education on potential child health hazards related to them are indicated...
  23. ncbi request reprint The role of clinical phenotypes in understanding the genetics of obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Valsamma Eapen
    UAE University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Psychosom Res 61:359-64. 2006
    ..The implications of this finding on clinical and genetic heterogeneity in OCD are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Disordered eating attitudes and symptomatology among adolescent girls in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain
    Eat Behav 7:53-60. 2006
    ..To ascertain the prevalence and correlates of disordered eating attitudes and symptomatology in a school-based Arab population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Postpartum mental illness: perspectives from an Arabian Gulf population
    Rafia Ghubash
    UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Psychol Rep 105:127-36. 2009
    ..The present findings suggest the need for initiating awareness programs among women and training of health professionals on the detection and management of postnatal depression...
  26. ncbi request reprint Help-seeking for mental health problems of children: preferences and attitudes in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, P O Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Psychol Rep 94:663-7. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that sociocultural factors and parental perceptions may have a major effect on whether children with psychiatric disturbance receive professional help...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Boomerangs Parenting Program for Aboriginal parents and their young children
    Lily Lee
    Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 18:527-33. 2010
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  28. ncbi request reprint Children with psychiatric disorders: the A1 Ain Community Psychiatric Survey
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, A1 Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Can J Psychiatry 48:402-7. 2003
    ..The prevalence of child psychiatric morbidity in the community is unknown in most developing countries, including those in the Arab region...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of nocturnal enuresis in the United Arab Emirates
    Valsamma Eapen
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Saudi Med J 24:49-51. 2003
    ..To determine the prevalence, socio-demographic correlates and associated psychopathology in children with enuresis...