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.
In her latest blog, Francesca Zecchinato summarises findings from a recent pragmatic, partially randomised, patient preference trial on two forms of guided self-help for anxiety.[read the full story...]
Francesca Zecchinato summarises a new study which suggests that children of parents with experience of mental illness comorbidities represent a vulnerable population and should be prioritised in prevention and intervention efforts.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]