Ariadna Albajara Saenz

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Ariadna is a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, in Professor Tamsin Ford’s group, the Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health Team. She carried out her PhD at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Her thesis was entitled “On the association between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Neuroimaging Investigation”, and explored the overlap and distinctiveness between ADHD and ASD, two neurodevelopmental disorders with distinct diagnostic criteria that often co-occur. Her current research project explores the effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training, a programme aiming to strengthen teacher classroom management strategies to improve children’s mental health.


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Do school-based depression and anxiety prevention programmes work?


Ariadna Albajara Saenz blogs a systematic review that suggests school-based depression and anxiety prevention programmes are likely to have a significant public health impact when implemented on a large scale.

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Psychological interventions for youth depression and anxiety can improve emotion regulation skills #ActiveIngredientsMH


In her debut blog, Ariadna Albajara Saenz summarises a recent active ingredients review, which finds that psychological interventions for youth anxiety & depression can improve emotion regulation skills.

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