Targeting Key Symptoms and Mechanisms in Adolescent Depression

Guest Speaker:
Dr Faith Orchard (Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Clinic, University of Reading)
Subject Area:
Psychology
Activity:
Seminar
Date & Time:
Mon, 11. March 2019, 16:00 h - 17:00 h
Venue:
N3.23, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​

Abstract

Depression is common during adolescence, and can have long-term implications. Current treatments for depression in young people are only moderately effective, and it has been suggested that targeting specific symptoms or mechanisms may provide an alternative method for prevention or intervention. This talk will discuss a range of research which has been conducted examining the existence and nature of some of the cognitive mechanisms involved in adolescent depression, such as interpretation bias and negative self-evaluation. The causal and maintaining role of sleep will also be discussed, as well as considering the potential for intervening with this particular symptom.

Biography

Dr Faith Orchard is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Teaching Fellow in Clinical Psychology, based in the Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Clinic at the University of Reading in the UK. Faith’s research interest span the causal and maintaining mechanisms in child and adolescent mental health, and subsequent implications for intervention. Faith is currently leading a project examining the role of sleep disturbance as a causal mechanism in the development of depression, and is conducting pilot work examining the effectiveness of brief CBT-I on symptoms of sleep, mood and anxiety in community and clinical samples of young people.

  • https://twitter.com/FaithOrchard​
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Faith_Orchard
  • https://research.reading.ac.uk/andy/

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