International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The main aim of the journal is to encourage scholars, health providers, and child development and mental health specialists to publish scholarly articles that include original and review articles, case studies, case reports, miscellany&nbsp;and systemic reviews related to child development and mental health. The Journal&nbsp;is published twice a year in<strong> January - June</strong> and <strong>July - December</strong> by Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong>International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health is an <strong>Open Access Journal</strong>, and all articles are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download upon publication.<strong>&nbsp;Print ISSN: 2286 - 7481 e-ISSN: 2586-887X</strong></p> Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Departlment of Mental Health, Ministry of public health Thailand en-US International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health 2286-7481 <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="/public/site/images/cdmh/2000px-Cc_by-nc-nd_oo.png"></a><br><sub>Creative Commons License<br>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-N<span class="spell-diff-red">o D</span>erivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)<br></sub><sub>The authors retain copyright and permit the journal the copyright of first publication</sub></p> Predicting depression from quality of life in school, Automatic negative thoughts and Anger management of upper–secondary school students <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The purpose of this correlational research was to find the predictive ability of quality of life in school, automatic negative thought, and anger management on depression of adolescents in upper-secondary school students in the Bangkok area under management of the Office of the Basic Education Commission: (OBEC) in Bangkok area 1 in the academic year of 2017. Four hundred subjects were obtained by a stratified random sampling method. Data collection was done using 1) personal information, 2) the quality of life in school questionnaire, 3) children’s and adolescents’ automatic thought scale, 4) the anger management questionnaire, and 5) Health -Related Self Report: HRSR -The Diagnostic Screening Test for Depression in Thai Population. Data was analyzed in terms of percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression-forward. It was found that there were two independent variables which co-predicted the changes of depression score by 32.3 percent at p&lt; .05 level. The most powerful predictor was automatic negative thought, followed by anger management-‘anger control out’. Quality of life in school and the anger management-‘anger control in’ were rejected from the equation.</p> Rassarin Raveephattanarangsi Vipa Lake Somchai Teaukul ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-06-24 2019-06-24 7 1 11 19 The Correlations of Baseline Autonomic Nervous System Function and Hostility Score with Change Ratio of Treatment Response in Generalized Anxiety Disorder <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The relationship between the autonomic nervous system (ANS) index, hostility scale and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in the long-term treatment outcome has been rarely studied. The aim of this study was to explore whether the ANS index and hostility scale at baseline are predictors of long-term outcome in GAD. Nine patients with GAD were recruited. At baseline (week 0), blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and mean heart rate range (MHRR) were measured as ANS index; the Cook–Medley Hostility Scale was assessed as hostility. The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) was administered at baseline, short-term (week 6) and long-term (week 52). The aggressive response subscale of the hostility scale was significantly negatively correlated with the HAM-A change ratio in short-term and long-term, while MHRR were significantly positively correlated with these change ratios. The MHRR and the aggressive response subscale at baseline could be predictors of long-term outcome in GAD.</p> Tsung-Hua Lu Lan-Ting Lee Shuo-En Hsu Kao Chin Chen I Hui Lee Tzung Lieh Yeh Po See Chen Yen Kuang Yang ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-06-24 2019-06-24 7 1 20 17 EEG Neurofeedback Brain Training for Epilepsy to Reduce Seizures <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;To review papers on epilepsy and the use of neurofeedback therapy to reduce seizures. Papers searched were from Pubmed, Proquest, Science Direct, etc. including the review of relevant journals e.g. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, HHS Public Script, Basic and Cinical Neuroscience, Current Opinion in Neurology, International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications, Measurement Science Review, Journal of Neurotherapy. Common treatments such as surgery, pharmacotherapy, neurostimulation and diet therapy were used for epilepsy but had some limitations. Neurofeedback therapy was found, among those treatments, to be useful for epilepsy. There were two key points of successful protocol used in neurofeedback therapy: sensorimotorrhythm and slowcortical potential enabling a reduction of seizures.</p> Jayasankara K. Reddy Sneha C S ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-06-24 2019-06-24 7 1 28 33 The Effect of Integration Activities for Reduction Repetitive Behaviors in Children with Autism <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;This study aims to determine the effectiveness of integrated activities to reduction repetitive behavior in children with autism. The participants were students, age ranged from 4 – 10 years old, who were clinically diagnosed as autism and enrolled at Special Education Center, Loei Province. Research was single subject design with AB design. The participants were selected by purposive sampling. Over the course of 13 weeks of the study, integrated activities were designed for individual program for reduction repetitive behaviors that were negative effect to learning. These behaviors include head butting, hand flapping, finger knocking, finger banding, body shaking and hand gesturing. The behaviors in academic class were video recorded for further analysis where the frequency of the behaviors can be recorded at 1<sup>st</sup> (A), 5<sup>th</sup> (B5), 9<sup>th</sup> (B9), and 13<sup>rd </sup>(B13) Week. Video recordings were individually replayed by 2 evaluators (inter-observer reliability = 98.3%), the main researcher and research assistant who are teaching special educators and counted number of repetitive behaviors. Data were consensused and analyzed by using descriptive analysis for general information and The Wilcoxon Signed- Rank Test for analysis median difference among number of repetitive behaviors at A1, B5, B9, and B13. The result revealed that integration activities significantly decreased repetitive behaviors for children with autism between the 1<sup>st</sup> (A) and 13<sup>rd</sup> (B13) week (Median difference = -32.5, 95% confidence interval = 24.09-38.78).</p> Pakaon Laumkha Benjamas Prathanee ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-06-24 2019-06-24 7 1 34 42