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Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2015 Nov 10;9:51. doi: 10.1186/s13034-015-0084-1. eCollection 2015.

International dissemination of evidence-based practice, open access and the IACAPAP textbook of child and adolescent mental health.

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Notre Dame School of Medicine Sydney, Sydney, Australia ; Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney Medical School, Sydney, Australia.
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Dramatic changes have occurred in both publishing and teaching in the last 20 years stemming from the digital and Internet revolutions. Such changes are likely to grow exponentially in the near future aided by the trend to open access publishing. This revolution has challenged traditional publishing and teaching methods that-largely but not exclusively due to cost-are particularly relevant to professionals in low and middle income countries. The digital medium and the Internet offer boundless opportunities for teaching and training to people in disadvantaged regions. This article describes the development of the IACAPAP eTextbook of child and adolescent mental health, its use, accessibility, and potential impact on the international dissemination of evidence-based practice.


Child Mental Health Education; Dissemination of evidence-based practice; Open Access Publishing; e-books

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