Facial emotion recognition in child psychiatry: a systematic review

Collin, L., Bindra, J., Raju, M., Gillberg, C. and Minnis, H. (2013) Facial emotion recognition in child psychiatry: a systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(5), pp. 1505-1520. (doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.01.008)

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This review focuses on facial affect (emotion) recognition in children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders other than autism. A systematic search, using PRISMA guidelines, was conducted to identify original articles published prior to October 2011 pertaining to face recognition tasks in case–control studies. Used in the qualitative synthesis were: 2 studies on schizophrenia, 18 on mood disorders, 16 on anxiety disorders, 4 on eating disorders, 14 on ADHD and 9 on conduct disorder. Our review suggests that there are abnormalities in facial emotion recognition in a wide range of child psychiatric disorders and that these are likely to have a negative effect on both family and peer relationships. Scope for further research has been identified.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Minnis, Professor Helen and Gillberg, Professor Christopher
Authors: Collin, L., Bindra, J., Raju, M., Gillberg, C., and Minnis, H.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Research in Developmental Disabilities

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