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Call for Papers for Special Issue on "The Savant Syndrome in Autism"

The Journal of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JKACAP) calls for papers related to "The Savant Syndrome in Autism" (Section Editor: Jung-Woo Son, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Chungbuk National University Hospital).

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the challenging mental illnesses, and its prevalence keeps increasing worldwide. People with ASD have significant difficulties in social communication and interaction, and independent daily living skills. Among them, a rare condition called “Savant Syndrome” is present in about 10%. A person with Savant Syndrome has extraordinary skills in certain fields (art, music, calculation, memory, etc.) with concurrent developmental problems on the other hand. This prodigious condition has been addressed since the 18th century, however, there is a lack of empirical evidence to support hypothetical models.

In the current special issue, we are particularly interested in novel evidence that can help to expand our knowledge of the Savant syndrome. Submission of Original article and hypothesis-driven case reports are welcomed to this issue. We are always open to submissions by scholars from worldwide regions and communities.

When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “Special Article". Then you can find the checkbox "The Savant Syndrome in Autism". Please submit your manuscript no later than January 31, 2023. Publication is scheduled for the April 2022 issue. We would like to publish this issue on World Autism Awareness Day (April 02, 2023).

Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and the link to submit your manuscript are available on the Journal’s homepage at: https://www.jkacap.org/authors/sub01.html.

Inquiries, including questions about appropriate topics, may be sent electronically to Jae Hyun Yoo at jayyoo84@gmail.com or the editorial office at jkacap2019@gmail.com.

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Editorial

A Brand New Year

Hee Jeong Yoo

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):1-1

Editorial

Enhancing the School Mental Health Initiative Amid COVID-19

Yong-Sil Kweon

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):2-3

This study aimed to discuss mental health services for children and adolescents that are being implemented as initiatives of the Korean government and to review the functions and roles of these projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three government departments are in c...
Key Words: Child; Adolescent; Schools; Mental health services; COVID-19
Special Article

Promoting Mental Health Literacy at Schools in South Korea

Jeewook Choi

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):15-20

The onset of many lifelong mental illnesses is during childhood and adolescence. There has been an increase in these conditions among children and adolescents especially, during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is essential to promote mental health literacy (MHL) as a preventi...
Key Words: Mental health literacy; School mental health; Mental health; Child and adolescent
Special Article

Deterioration of Mental Health in Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eunkyung Jo, Kyoil Seo, Boram Nam et al.

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):21-29

This paper reviews the global effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of children and adolescents in South Korea, the U.S., Japan, and China. We reviewed research on deteriorated mental health, including increased suicide, suicida...
Key Words: COVID-19; Mental health; Children; Adolescent; Suicide
Original Article

Mood and Emotional Changes After PEERS® Program in Parents of Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chansoo Son, Hee Jeong Yoo, Joo-Hyun Kim et al.

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):30-36

Objectives: This study examined the changes in anxiety and depressive symptoms in the parents of Korean adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) after participating in the Korean version of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills for Y...
Key Words: ASD; PEERS®-YA-K; Anxiety; Depression; Parents; Social skills training
Original Article

Association of Pre- and Perinatal Risk Factors With Tourette Syndrome or Chronic Tic Disorders in a Korean School-Age Population

Wooseok Choi, Soon-beom Hong, Johanna Inhynag Kim et al.

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):37-44

Objectives: Tic disorders are highly heritable; however, growing evidence suggests that environmental factors play a significant role in their pathogenesis. Studies on these factors have been inconsistent, with conflicting results. Therefore, this study aimed to ...
Key Words: Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder; Delivery, Obstetric; Etiology; Pregnancy; Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects; Risk factors; Tourette disorder
Original Article

A Validation Study of the CARS-2 Compared With the ADOS-2 in the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Suggestion for Cutoff Scores

Seong-In Ji, Hyungseo Park, Sun Ah Yoon et al.

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):45-50

Objectives: This study examined the validity of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition (CARS-2) compared with the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) in identifying autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Methods: A total ...
Key Words: Autism spectrum disorder; ADOS-2; CARS-2; Diagnosis; Screening
Original Article

Loss of Acquired Skills: Regression in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ye Rim Kim, Da-Yea Song, Guiyoung Bong et al.

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):51-56

Objectives: Regression, while not a core symptom of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has been suggested to be a distinct subtype by previous studies. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the prevalence and clinical differences between those with and without regr...
Key Words: Autism spectrum disorder; Regression; Clinical characteristics
Book Review

How Well Did We Know About Our Communication? “Origins of Human Communication”

Jung-Woo Son

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):57-58

Through accurate observation and the results of experimental studies using great apes, the author tells us exactly what we have not known about human communication. The author persuasively conveys to the reader the grand history of developing from great apes’ gestures...
Key Words: Human communication; Gesture; Embodied language cognition
Erratum

A Study of the Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version of DSM-5 Symptom Measure–Inattention and Anger for Parent and Guardian of Child Age 6 to 17

Min-Sup Shin, Bung-Nyun Kim, Minji Cho et al.

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):59-59

CURRENT ISSUE
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):1-60
Editorials
A Brand New Year
Hee Jeong Yoo
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):1-1
Enhancing the School Mental Health Initiative Amid COVID-19
Yong-Sil Kweon
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):2-3
Special Articles
Introduction of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Korea and Their Role During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Focusing on the Ministry of Education Policy
Seo Jung Kim and Jongha Lee
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):4-14
Promoting Mental Health Literacy at Schools in South Korea
Jeewook Choi
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):15-20
Deterioration of Mental Health in Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eunkyung Jo, Kyoil Seo, Boram Nam, Deokyong Shin, Seohyun Kim, Youngil Jeong, Aeju Kim, and Yeni Kim
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):21-29
Original Articles
Mood and Emotional Changes After PEERS® Program in Parents of Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chansoo Son, Hee Jeong Yoo, Joo-Hyun Kim, and Miae Oh
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):30-36
Association of Pre- and Perinatal Risk Factors With Tourette Syndrome or Chronic Tic Disorders in a Korean School-Age Population
Wooseok Choi, Soon-beom Hong, Johanna Inhynag Kim, Jung Lee, Soomin Jang, Yebin D Ahn, You Bin Lim, Sumin Kim, Mee Rim Oh, and Bung-Nyun Kim
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):37-44
A Validation Study of the CARS-2 Compared With the ADOS-2 in the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Suggestion for Cutoff Scores
Seong-In Ji, Hyungseo Park, Sun Ah Yoon, and Soon-Beom Hong
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):45-50
Loss of Acquired Skills: Regression in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ye Rim Kim, Da-Yea Song, Guiyoung Bong, Jae Hyun Han, and Hee Jeong Yoo
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):51-56
Book Review
How Well Did We Know About Our Communication? “Origins of Human Communication”
Jung-Woo Son
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):57-58
Erratums
A Study of the Reliability and Validity of the Korean Version of DSM-5 Symptom Measure–Inattention and Anger for Parent and Guardian of Child Age 6 to 17
Min-Sup Shin, Bung-Nyun Kim, Minji Cho, Mirae Jang, Hanbyul Shin, Ryemi Do, Hyungseo Park, Narae Yoon, Gahye Noh, Jae-Won Song, Yebin Ahn, Jiyoon Shin, Soomin Jang, Eunjung Noh, and Eunhwa Lee
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):59-59
Preliminary Validation Study of the Korean Version of the DSM-5 Level 2 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure: Depression and Irritability for Parents of Children Aged 6–17 Years
Min-Sup Shin, Bung-Nyun Kim, Mirae Jang, Hanbyul Shin, and Gyujin Seo
J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2023;34(1):60-60
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Coronavirus Disease 2019, School Closures, and Children's Mental Health
Geon Ho Bahn
Received March 9, 2020; Accepted March 16, 2020.
The Use of Virtual Reality in Psychiatry: A Review
Suji Kim and Eunjoo Kim
Received October 31, 2019; Accepted November 19, 2019.
Visual Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review of Neuroimaging Studies
Seungwon Chung and Jung-Woo Son
Received April 24, 2020; Accepted June 5, 2020.