Francesca Zecchinato

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I am a PhD candidate at the Centre for Innovation in Mental Health, University of Southampton (UK), funded by the ESRC South Coast DTP. I have also trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Italy. My PhD project focuses on the identification of risk factors for the development of anxiety disorders and on preventive interventions for both children and adults.


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Physical activity can help anxious young people, but can it treat youth anxiety?


In her debut blog, Francesca Zecchinato explores a recent systematic review which finds that physical activity may help address anxiety symptoms in children and young people, but more research is needed to confirm it is a safe and effective treatment for anxiety disorders.

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