Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to developing disorders such as anxiety and depression. This may be related to the large social-emotional and physiological changes taking place during this period, along with imbalances in brain development. This means emotional experiences become more intense, while their capacity to control cognitions and emotions is not fully developed. At the same time, adolescents are also known for their flexibility and ability to learn quickly. Given this combination of heightened vulnerability and plasticity adolescence seems an optimal period for the prevention of and early interventions into anxiety and depression. Leone de Voogd investigates whether online cognitive training could reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms and increase emotional resilience in adolescents.
E.L. de Voogd: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life? The Quest for an Online Cognitive Training to Prevent Adolescent Anxiety and Depression.
Prof. R.W.H.J. Wiers
Prof. P.J. de Jong (RUG)
Dr E. Salemink
Prof. P.J.M. Prins
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