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ADHD & Autism Assessment in Children

Dr Matteo Catanzano

NHS Trainee Psychiatrist

Dr Matteo Catanzano is an NHS trainee Psychiatrist in West London with a PhD from University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. He carries out clinical and research work as an honorary fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital. As part of his clinical research, Dr Catanzano has had experience of delivering parenting and CBT interventions for anxiety, low mood and challenging behaviour to paediatric patients with neurodevelopmental conditions and their families.

Dr. Catanzano is interested in the identification of underlying neurodevelopmental disorders in young people with co-occurring long term physical health conditions presenting with challenging behaviour, anxiety and low mood.

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Catanzano, M., Bennett, S., Kerry, E., Liang, H., Heyman, I., Coughtrey, A., Fifield, K., Taylor, C., Dalgleish, T., Xu, L., & Shafran, R. (2020). Evaluation of a mental health drop-in centre offering brief transdiagnostic psychological assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with long-term physical conditions and their families: a single-arm, open, non-randomised trial. Evidence-Based Mental Health. 2021;24:25-32.

Catanzano, M., Bennett, S., Tibber, M., Coughtrey, A., Liang, H., Heyman, I., The Lucy Project team, & Shafran, R. A mental health drop-in centre offering brief transdiagnostic psychological assessment and treatment in a paediatric hospital setting: a one year descriptive study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5369.

Catanzano, M., Bennett, S. D., Sanderson, C., Patel, M., Manzotti, G., Kerry, E., Coughtrey, A. E., Liang, H., Heyman, I., & Shafran, R. (2020). Brief psychological interventions for psychiatric disorders in young people with long term physical health conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Psychosom Res, 136, 110187. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110187

Batchelor, R., Catanzano, M., Kerry, E., Bennett, S. D., Coughtrey, A. E., Liang, H., Curry, V., Heyman, I., & Shafran, R. (2020). Debate: Lessons learned in lockdown - a one-day remotely delivered training on low-intensity psychological interventions for common mental health conditions. Child Adolesc Ment Health. doi:10.1111/camh.12402

Bennett, S., Kerry, E., Fifield, K., Ching, C., Catanzano, M., Liang, H., Heyman, I.,Coughtrey, A., Sanderson, C., Rojas, N., & Shafran, R. (2021) A drop-in centre for treatingmental health problems in children with chronic illness: outcomes for parents and their relationship with child outcomes. JCPP Advances, e12046.