Research & Publications

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Research

Our research is conducted at UCD and with other national and international partners. We currently specialise in research into ADHD, eating disorders/body image, and transitions between mental health services.

In addition we carry out research into other topics such as 22q deletion syndrome, comparisons between the general population of children in Ireland and those who attend child and adolescent mental health services, and the change in mental health diagnoses over time in children and adolescents.

Our research includes:

  • ADHD Research
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Research
    • EPICA
  • Transitions Research
    • MILESTONE
    • iTRACK
  • Other research
    • GUCCI
    • 22q
    • Marie Curie
  • National and international policy and guidelines 

Publications

2016

  • Hayden, J., Flood, M., & McNicholas, F. (2015). ADHD in children: a path to free medicines. Irish Journal of Medical Science (2016) 185:171-175. DOI 10.1007/s11845-015-1263-z Tuohy A, McNicholas et al, Infant Mental Health Journal (in press)

2015

  • Leahy, D., Schaffalitzky, E., Saunders, J., Armstrong, C., Meagher, D., Ryan, P., Dooley, B., McNicholas, F., McGorry, P. & Cullen, W. (2015). Role of the general practitioner in providing early intervention for youth mental health: a mixed methods investigation. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, (In press).
  • Schaffalitzky, E., Leahy, D., Armstrong, C., Gavin, B., Latham, L., McNicholas, F., Meagher, D., O'Connor, R., O'Toole, T., Smyth, B.P., & Cullen, W. (2014). “Nobody really gets it”: A qualitative exploration of youth mental health in deprived urban areas." Early Intervention in Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1111/eip.12165.
  • Leahy, D., Schaffalitzky, E., Armstrong, C., Bury, G., Cussen-Murphy, P., Davis, R., Dooley, B., Gavin, B., Keane, R., Keenan, E., Latham, L., Meagher, D., McGorry, P., McNicholas, F., O'Connor, R., O'Dea, E., O'Keane, V., O'Toole, T., Reilly, E., Ryan, P., Sanci, L., Smyth, B.P., & Cullen, W. (2013). Primary care and youth mental health in Ireland: Qualitative study in deprived urban areas. BMC Family Practice, 14:194.
  • Connolly, D., Leahy, D., Bury, G., Gavin, B., McNicholas, F., Meagher, D., O’Kelly, F., Wiehe, P., & W Cullen. (2012). Can general practice help address youth mental health? A retrospective cross sectional study in Dublin’s South Inner City. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 6(3), 332-340.
  • Connolly, D., Leahy, D., Bury, G., Gavin, B., McNicholas, F., Meagher, D., O’Kelly, F., Wiehe, P., & W Cullen. (2012). Can general practice help address youth mental health? A retrospective cross sectional study in Dublin’s South Inner City. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 6(3), 332-340.
  • Kearney, A, O’Hara, L & McNicholas, F. Assessing the effectiveness of e-TOC alerts in the dissemination of newly published literature in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist Library (in press ) Journal of Hospital Librarianship
  • McNicholas, F., O’Connor, C., McNamara, N., & O’Hara, L. (in press IJPM Nov 2015). Eating disorder services for young people in Ireland: Perspectives of service providers, service users and the general adolescent population.
  • O’Connor, C., McNamara, N., O’Hara, L., & McNicholas, F. (in press Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research & Practice Nov 2015) Eating Disorder Literacy And Stigmatizing Attitudes Toward Anorexia, Bulimia, And Binge Eating Disorder Among Adolescents.
  • Hughes G, McNicholas F et al. "Review of International Clinical Guidelines for Adolescents on Transition to Adult Mental Health Services and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and their application to an Irish Context." (in press IJPM)
  • Kolshus E, Gavin B, Cullen W, Kolshus E, McNicholas F. General Practitioners’ experience of child and adolescent suicidal ideation and behavior – a survey. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine (in press) / First View Article / December 2015, pp 1 - 9DOI: 10.1017/ipm.2015.52, Published online: 02 November 2015
  • Hayden, J., Flood, M., & McNicholas, F. (2015). ADHD in children: a path to free medicines. Irish Journal of Medical Science (2016) 185:171-175. DOI 10.1007/s11845-015-1263-z McNicholas, F., Reulbach, U., Hanrahan, S. O., & Sakar, M. Are parents and children satisfied with CAMHS?. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 1-7.
  • McNicholas, F., O’Connor, C., O’Hara, L., & McNamara, N. (2015) Stigma and treatment of eating disorders in Ireland: healthcare professionals’ knowledge and attitudes. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 1-11. CJO2015. doi:10.1017/ipm.2015.24.
  • McNicholas, F., Healy, E., White, M., Sheridan-Pereira, M., O’Connor, N., Coakley, S., & Dooley, B. Mental health outcomes at age 11 of very low birth weight infants in Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, (2015) 1-12.
  • F. McNicholas, M. Adamson, N. McNamara, B. Gavin, M. Paul, T. Ford, S. Barry, B. Dooley, I. Coyne, W. Cullen and S. P. Singh (2015). Who is in the transition gap? Transition from CAMHS to AMHS in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 32, pp 61-69. doi:10.1017/ipm.2015.2.
  • Kavanagh, G., O’Hanrahan, S., Hughes, G., & McNicholas, F. Review of clinical guidelines for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and their application to an Irish context. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, (2015) 1-11. doi:10.1017/ipm.2014.63.
  • Leahy, D., Schaffalitzky, E., Armstrong, C., Latham, L., McNicholas, F., Meagher, D., Nathan, Y., O’Connor, R., O’Keane, V., Ryan, P., Smyth, B.P., Swan, D. & Cullen, W. (2015) ‘How social context impacts on the development, identification and treatment of mental and substance use disorders among young people – a qualitative study of health care workers’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 32(01), 117-128.
  • Coyne, I., McNamara, N., Healy, M., Gower, C., Sarkar, M., & McNicholas, F. (2015). Adolescents' and parents' views of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Ireland. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing.22014
  • Johnson K., Healy E., Dooley B., Kelly S, McNicholas F. "Children born with very low birth weight show difficulties with sustained attention but not response inhibition." Child Neuropsychology ahead-of-print (2014): 1-19.
  • Hervas, A., Huss, M., Johnson, M., McNicholas, F., van Stralen, J., Sreckovic, S., Lyne, A., Bloomfield, R., Sikirica, V., Roberston, B. Efficacy and safety of extended-release guanfacine hydrochloride in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a randomized, controlled, phase III trial (316) European Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014;24(12):1861–1872
  • McNicholas, F., Healy, E., White, M., Sherdian-Pereira, M., O’Connor, N., Coakley, S., & Dooley, B. (2014). Medical, cognitive and academic outcomes of very low birth weight infants at age 10–14 years in Ireland. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 183(4), 525-532. DOI: 10.1007/s11845-013-1040-9
  • Schaffalitzky E, Leahy D, Armstrong C, O’Keane V, Bury G, O’ Connor R, Meagher D, Latham L, Gavin B, Hodges C, Keenan E, McGorry P, McNicholas F, O’Dea E, O’Toole T, Reilly E, Ryan P, Sanci L, Smyth B, Keane R, Cussen-Murphy P, Ryan G, Cullen W. Early interventions in Youth Mental Health: An Ongoing Qualitative Enquiry into the Role of Primary Care. Early Intervention in Psychosis. (2014) DOI: 10.1111/eip.12165
  • McNicholas F., Orakwue-Ononye N., (2014) Safe and Judicious Paediatric Psychotropic Prescribing. Irish Medical Journal Ir Med J. 2014 Feb;107(2):41-3
  • Schaffalitzky, E., Leahy, D., Armstrong, C, Gavin B, Latham L, McNicholas F, Meagher D, O’Connor, R, O’Toole T, Smyth B, Cullen, W. “Nobody really gets it”: A qualitative exploration of young people’s experiences of mental health issues in deprived urban areas. (2014) Early Intervention in Psychiatry published ahead online: doi:10.1111/eip.12165 PMID 24957196
  • McNamara N, McNicholas F, Ford T , Paul M, Gavin B, Coyne I, Cullen W, O’Connor K, Ramperti N, Dooley B, Barry S, Singh S. (2014) Transition from child and adolescent to adult mental health services in the Republic of Ireland: An investigation of process and operational practice. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. Volume 8, PMID 23826636 Issue 3, p 291–297
  • McNicholas, F. Orakwue-Ononye N, O’Hanrahan S. (2014). Paediatric psychotropic prescribing practices in Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 31, pp 7-20. doi:10.1017/ipm.2013.66.
  • Paton K, Hammond P, Barry E, Fitzgerald M, McNicholas F, Kirley A, Robertson IH, Bellgrove MA , Gill M &. Johnson KA (2014). Methylphenidate improves some but not all measures of attention, as measured by the TEA-Ch in medication-naive children with ADHD, Child Neuropsychology DOI:10.1080/09297049.2013.790358 Vol 20 (3) pp303-18.

2013

  • Fitzgerald M, McNicholas F. (2013) Attitudes and Practices of healthcare professionals in the management of ADHD who responded to a European survey. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine Volume 31 / Issue 01 / March 2014, pp 31 - 37
  • Johnson, K., Barry, E, Lambert, D, Fitzgerald, M, McNicholas, F, Kirley, Gill M, Bellgrove, M, Hawi, Z (2013). Methylphenidate side-effect profile is influenced by genetic variation in the ADHD-associated CES1 gene. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 23 (10) 655-664Beirne M, McNamara N, O'Keeffe G, McNicholas F. (2013) Survey Examining the Views of Adult Psychiatry Consultant and Senior Registrars Regarding ADHD. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. 30 (3) 197-203
  • Paton K., Hammond P., Barry E., Fitzgerald M., McNicholas F., Gill M., Robertson I., Johnson K. (2013) “Methylphenidate Improves Some but not All Measures of Attention as measured by the TEA-Ch in Medication Naieve Children”, Child Neuropsychology – A Journal of Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence, dx.doi.org/10. 1080/09297049.2013.790358
  • McNicholas F, Skokauskas N. (2013) Multicultural Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Ireland. Adolescent Psychiatry 3 (1) 34-38
  • McNicholas F, Bandyopadhyay G. (2013) Are we Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Irish Children in Care? Adolescent Psychiatry 3 (1) 90-94.
  • Leahy, D, Schaffalitzky, E, Armstrong C, Bury G, Cussen-Murphy, Davies R, Dooley B, Gavin B, Keane R, Keenan E, Latham L, Meagher D, McGorry P, McNicholas F, P O' Connor R, , O'Dea E, O'Keane V, O'Toole T, Reilly E, Ryan P, Sanci L, Smyth B, Cullen W. (2013) Primary care and youth mental health in Ireland: Qualitative study in deprived urban areas. BMC Family Practice. (17) Vol 14, pp194. MS ID: 1665490992100568
  • Roche E, King R, Mohan HM, Gavin B & McNicholas F. (2013) Payment of research participants: current practice and policies of Irish research ethics committees. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2013. 39: 591-593. http://jme.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/medethics-2012-100679
  • O’Keeffe N, Gavin B, Mc Nicholas F. (2013) Survey on Critical Incident Reporting in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 25 33-38.12

2012

  • Connolly, D., Leahy, D., Bury, G., Gavin, B., McNicholas, F., Meagher, D., O’Kelly, F. D., Wiehe, P. and Cullen, W.' (2012) Can general practice help address youth mental health? A retrospective cross sectional study in Dublin’s South Inner City.' Early Intervention in Psychiatry 6(3), 332-340.
  • Cullen, W., Schaffalitzky, E., Leahy, D., Armstrong, C., O’ Keane, V., Bury, G., O’ Connor, R., Meagher, D., Latham, L., Gavin, B., Dooley, B., Keenan, E., McGorry, P., McNicholas, F., O’Dea, E., O’Toole, T., Reilly, E., Ryan, P., Sanci, L., Smyth, B., Keane, R., Cussen-Murphy, P. and Davis, R. (2012) Developing the Role of Primary Care in Addressing Youth Mental Health Issues (Phase 1) – Initial Findings from the Healthcare Provider Perspective. NIHS Bulletin 7(1)
  • Connolly, D., Leahy, D., Bury, G., Gavin, B., McNicholas, F., Meagher, D., O’Kelly, F. D., Wiehe, P. and Cullen, W. (2012) 'Can general practice help address youth mental health? A retrospective cross sectional study in Dublin’s South Inner City', Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 6(3), 332-340.
  • Cassidy C, McNicholas F, Sahay S. (2012) Steroid-induced Mania- A Case Report. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 29(3): 194-195.
  • McNicholas, F. (2012) To Adhere or not, and what we can do to help. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 21(12) 657-663.
  • Bourke B, Drumm B, Drummond J, Twomey, J, Broderick A, Quinn S, McNicholas F. (2012).Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome in Children- a Prospective Study. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 24(10) 922-927.
  • O’Keeffe N, Gavin B, McNicholas F. (2012) Portrayal of Youth Mental Health in the Media- a Review. Irish Medical Journal, 105 (10). 325? Malone K, Quinlivan L, McNicholas F, Kelleher C. (2012) Suicide in Children over Two Decades: 1993-2008. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (10). 231-233
  • O’Keeffe N, Corbett S, Mc Namara, N, Gavin B, McNicholas F. (2012) An Evaluation of the Psychosocial Environment in Irish Schools. Health Promotion International Journal (http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/).
  • McNicholas F, Dooley B, McNamara, N, Lennon R. (2012) The impact of self-reported pubertal status and pubertal timing on disordered eating in Irish Adolescents. European Eating Disorders Review, 20 (5) 355-362.
  • McNicholas F, Prior C & Bates G. (2012) A case of pervasive refusal syndrome: A diagnostic conundrum. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 8(1) 137-150.
  • Sharkey, L. & McNicholas, F. (2012) Selective Mutism: A Prevalence Study of Primary School Children in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Journal Psychological Medicine, 29(1) 36-40.

2011

  • Cullen, W., O’ Keane, V., Bury, G., O’ Connor, R., Meagher, D., Latham, L., Gavin, B., Dooley, B., Keenan, E., McGorry, P., McNicholas, F., O’Dea, E., O’Toole, T., Reilly, E., Ryan, P., Sanci, L., Smyth, B., Keane, R., Cussen-Murphy, P., Armstrong, C., Leahy, D. and Schaffalitzky, L. (2011) Developing the Role of Primary Care in Addressing Youth Mental Health in Deprived Urban Areas – a Mixed Methods Study in Limerick and Dublin South. 6, NIHS Bulletin.
  • Whitaker AH, Feldman JF, Lorenz JM, McNicholas F, Fisher PW, Shen S, Pinto-Martin J, Shaffer D, Paneth N. (2011) Neonatal head ultrasound abnormalities in preterm infants & adolescent psychiatric disorders. Arch Gen Psychiatry 68 (7) 742-52.
  • McNicholas F, Bandyopadhyay G, Doyle P, O’Connor N, Nolan J, Belton M, & O’Donovan, A. .(2011) Looked After Children in Dublin and their Mental Health Needs. Irish Medical Journal 104 (4), 105-108.
  • Orakawue, N, Mc Nicholas, F, O’Malley KD (2011) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The Irish Perspective. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 24 (4). i-v.
  • McNicholas F, O’Keefe (2011). Paediatricians’ views on their role in the assessment and management of ADHD and Autism. Irish Medical Journal, 104 (9),282-284.
  • Skokauskas N, McNicholas F, Masaud T. (2011) Complimentary medicine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 24(4):291-300.
  • McNicholas F, O’Sullivan M, Tobin B, Doherty M, Adamson N. Children & Adolescents presenting with Deliberate Self Harm (DSH): An 11 year retrospective case-note study.(2011) Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 28 (4). pp. 191-195.

2010

  • McNicholas F, Keogh L, Dooley B, Lennon R, Ahern S, Lydon A, Coyle C, Whelan A. Eating Problems in Children & Adolescents – EPICA. (2010) Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 27 (4):172-178.
  • McNicholas F, Lennon, R, McCourt M, O’Connor, N, Coakley, S, Doyle P, & Byrne, G. (2010). Parent information evenings: filling a gap in Irish child & adolescent mental health services? Irish Medical Journal, 103 (2), 37-38.
  • McNicholas F, O’Sullivan M, Lennon R, Doherty M, Adamson N. Deliberate Self Harm (DSH) in Children: The Significance of Out of Hours Presentations. (2010). Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 27 (1), 11-14.
  • Skokauskas N, McNicholas F, (2010). Masaud T. Overcoming the challenges of managing mental health in migrant children. Pediatric Health, 4 (6), 603-611.
  • Fitzgerald, M., McNicholas, F. & Henson, L. (2010). European Professionals Attitudes and Practices in the Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, European Neuropsychopharmacology. The Journal of the European College of Neuropsychophamacology. 20 (Supplement 3) 629 – 630

2009

  • McNicholas F, Lydon A, Lennon R, Dooley B. (2009) Eating Concerns and Media Influences in an Irish Adolescent Context, European Eating Disorders Review 17(3), 208-23
  • Cassidy, C., Lennon, R., Doherty, M., Adamson, N., Tobin, B. & McNicholas, F. (2009) Deliberate Self Harm (DSH): Long term outcome in Irish Children. Irish Medical Journal, 102 (4):102-4

2008

  • McGarry J., McNicholas F., Buckley H., Kelly, B. (2008) The clinical effectiveness of a Brief Consultation and Advisory approach compared to Treatment as Usual in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: A Pilot Study Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry. 13(3):365-76
  • Migone M., McNicholas F., Lennon R. (2008) Are we following the European Charter? Children, Parents and Staff Perceptions. Child Care, Health & Development. 34(4) July
  • Sharkey L & McNicholas F (2008). 'More than 100 years of silence - a literature review of selective mutism' European J of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 17(5):255-63
  • Johnson KA, Barry E, Bellgrove MA, Cox M. Kelly SP, Daibhis A., Daly M. Keavey M., Watchorn A. , Fitzgerald M. McNicholas F., Kirley, A. Robertson IH, Gill M. Dissociation in response to methylphenidate on response variability in agroup of medication naive children with ADHD (2008) Neuropsychologia, April 46(5):1532-41
  • Belgrove M., Barry E., Johnson L., Cox M., Daibhis A., Daly M., Hawi Z., Lambert D., Fitzgerald M., McNicholas F., Robertson I., Gill M., Kirley A., (2008). Spatial attentional bias as a marker of genetic risk, symptoms severity and stimulant response in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Neuro-psychopharmacology, 33, 2536-2545.
  • McNicholas F, Moran T., Mulligan A., (2008) Routine investigations in paediatric psychopharmacology. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine – 25(1): 11-16
  • McNicholas F, Motala F. (2008) Transient Ischemic Attack with Risperidone and Clonidine. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 46(12): 1530-1.

2007

  • Barry E, Johnson KA, Cox M, Daibhis A, Daly M, Sharkey L, Lawlor M, Moran T, Bellgrove M, Fitzgerald M, McNicholas F, Kirley A & Gill M. (2007) Clinical Correlates of Stimulant Medication Response in ADHD
  • Murrin C, McNicholas F, Keogh L, Shiely F, Corrigan H, Gabhainn S (2007), Correlates of increased risk of Eating Disorders in Irish school Children. Irish Medical Journal Sep; 100(8); Suppl 40-2
  • Sharkey,L, Begley M & McNicholas, F. (2007) Group Therapy for Selective Mutism. Journal of Behavioural Paediatrics and Experimental Psychiatry
  • McNicholas F, Motola, F (2007) Transient Ischaemic Attack in a child on Risperidone and Clonidine. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Dec; 46(12):1530-1
  • Sharkey L, McNicholas F, Begley M, Barry E. (2007) Selective Mutism – a parent’s and children’s treatment group. Journal of Behavioural Paediatrics & Experimental Psychiatry
  • McGarry J, McNicholas F, Buckley H, Atkin L, Ross N. (2007) Exploring a brief consultation and advisory approach to non-complex referrals in child and adolescent mental health services Clinical Psychology Forum No. 172 27-30.
  • McNicholas F, Oslizlok P. (2007) The QT Interval and Psychotropic Medications in Children McNally P. European Journal of Child Psychiatry Feb. 16(1):33-47

2006

  • Sharkey L, McNicholas F. (2006) ‘Female Monozygotic Twins with Selective Mutism: a case report’. Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics. 27 (2) 129-133.
  • Sharkey L, McNicholas F. (2006) ‘Female Monozygotic Twins with Selective Mutism’. Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics 27, (5) 426-427.
  • Whitaker, AH, Feldman, J, Lorenz, JM, Shen, S, McNicholas, F Nieto, M McCulloch, D, Pinto-Martin, JA & Paneth, N. (2006). Motor and cognitive outcomes in non-disabled LBW adolescents: Early determinants. Archives Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. Oct; 160(10): 1040-6
  • McNicholas F& Barry E. (2006) Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy- Have we gone too far? Irish Journal of Family Law No. 3 22-2

2005

  • McNicholas F, Barry E,Sharkey L. (2005) ‘The A-Z of Child Psychiatric Disorders’ Learn, Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association, 27:135-141.
  • Sharkey L. Barry E, McNicholas F., (2005) Elective Mutism. Learn, Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association. 27:142-147.
  • Barry E,Sharkey L.McNicholas F. (2005) Findings from the ILSA Spring Seminar Survey. Learn, Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association 27:147-152.

2004

  • McNicholas, F. (2004) ADHD-Is it the new Autism? Modern Medicine 34: No.5:39-43
  • Agras WS, Hammer LD, McNicholas F, Kraemer HC. Risk factors for childhood overweight: A prospective study from birth- 9.5yrs. Pediatrics 2004 Sep;145(3): 424
  • McNicholas F, Barry E., (2004) Concentration Problems: How to detect and manage them, Learn, Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association, 26:97-105.

2003

  • McKenna, L & McNicholas, F. (2003) Childhood Onset OCD: Diagnosis and Treatment Irish Psychiatrist. Irish Psychiatrist, 4 (4) p137-139
  • McKenna, L & McNicholas, F. (2003) Childhood onset narcolepsy: A case report. European Journal of Child Psychiatry. Jan;12(1):43-47
  • McNicholas, F & McKenna, L (2003) Case report: Treatment of early onset Bipolar Disorder NOS, with low dose Carbamazepine. Irish Journal Psychological Medicine, 20(2)
  • Sharkey L, McNicholas F. (2003) ‘Elective Mutism in Monozygotic Twins’. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 12 I/45 Supplement.

2001

  • McNicholas, F. (2001) Psychotropic prescribing practices of Paediatricians in the UK. Child: Care, Health & Development. Nov; 27(6) 497-508
  • McNicholas, F. (2001) Prescribing Practices of Child Psychiatrists in the UK.Child and Adolescent Mental Health Vol. 6 (4) 166-171
  • Procter E., McNicholas F, Baird G. (2001) Low dose Sertraline in children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry; 6(4): 545-550

2000

  • McNicholas, F & Baird, G. (2000) Early Onset Bipolar Disorder and ADHD: diagnostic confusion due to co-morbidity. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol. 5, No. 4, 595-605
  • Gringras P. & McNicholas F. (2000) Psychopharmacology: its place in Child Psychiatry. Prescriber 11: (6) 115-122
  • McNicholas F. & Gringras P. (2000) Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Prescriber, 11: (7) 19-29
  • McNicholas, F. (2000) Good practice in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 17 (2) 62-66.
  • McNicholas F, Slonims V & Cass H. (2000) Exaggeration of symptoms or psychiatric Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy? Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review, Vol. 5 (2) 69-75

1999

  • Agras S, Hammer L, McNicholas F. (1999) A prospective study of the influence of eating-disordered mothers on their children International Journal of Eating Disorders. April 25(3):253-62.
  • Gringras P & McNicholas F. (1999) Developing rational protocols for Paediatric Psychopharmacological Prescribing. Child Care, Health & Development. May; 25(3): 223-233
  • Nutt, D, Baldwin D, Beaumont G, Bell C, Denny C, Knapp, M, Maxwell R, McNicholas, F, Wells A. (1999) Guidelines for the management of social phobia/social anxiety disorder. Primary Care Psychiatry, Vol. 5, No. 4, 147-155

1997

  • McNicholas, F. (1997) Attitudes of General Practitioners to child psychiatry services. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 14 (2): 43-46

1996

  • McNicholas, F. (1996) Eating Psychopathology and its effect on pregnancy, infant growth and development. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 13 (2): 67-69

1993

  • McNicholas, F. (1993) ‘Infancy and Early Childhood: The practice of clinical assessment and intervention with emotional and developmental challenges. Stanley L Greenspan’ British Journal of Psychiatry Vol. 162, pp143-144 (Book Review)
  • McNicholas, F. (1993) ‘Hyperactivity - Why won’t my child pay attention? Sam Golstein & Michael Goldstein’ Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology. (Book Review)

1992

  • McNicholas, F. (1992) Hidden Differences between Psychiatric treatment in the USA with respect to UK. Psychiatric Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (letter)

1991

  • McNicholas, F. (1991) Research Opportunities in the United States. Psychiatric Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (letter)