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Information in this site comes from
a review of the evidence 2006. A new review is expected in 2011- we will update it when this is out.
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This site aims to help people make informed choices about different treatment options.
It does not tell people what to do; it simply says what scientists have found out so far for particular emotional and behavioural difficulties.
For all the difficulties listed here, there are things that you and others can do to make things better and make life easier.
Different people trying to help you may use different names to describe the difficulties. We have used these names because they are the ones the scientists use. 
Ways of helping 
This site tells you about ways of helping that have been tested by scientists. 
We have kept the descriptions of different types of help very short. 
You can find out more about the different types of help mentioned here by asking the person who is offering to help you or by searching the internet. 
Things to bear in mind

Doing scientific studies to work out what helps most is not easy. There is still a lot we don’t know. 

Never be afraid to ask those people offering to help you why they are suggesting particular ways of helping, and what other options there are. 

We are interested in your feedback – let us know how future versions of this site could be made better: go to our survey  or email your opinion to our address:

For more information go to: CAMHS EBPU

Some questions you might like to ask those who are trying to help you
  • What have scientists found out that most helps people like me?
  • Are there any reasons why I should try something different?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different options open to me?


  • We are all different; what helps others may not help you.
  • You may need to try more than one thing.
  • Never be afraid to ask questions or to tell people how you are finding things.
  • Our knowledge is still growing - check these links for the latest info.
  • There may be other ways of helping not yet tested by scientists that might help you.