Current position and affiliation: Researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research in Malaga (IBIMA).
Involvement with youth mental health and research interests and activities:
My research interests and activities are related with the prediction and prevention of mental health problems, mainly depression and anxiety. In recent years I have participated in the development of different algorithms to predict the onset of depression, anxiety and alcohol. Based on these algorithms, I have collaborated in conducting trials to prevent these problems. These trials evaluate personalized interventions, since different interventions are offered (for example: problem solving, communication skills, physical exercise, social support, etc.) depending on the risk factors and motivation of each person. These interventions have been developed in adults but a close objective is to develop these prevention programs for children and adolescents. Besides, I have worked in several meta-analyses and systematic reviews that included trials conducted in both adults and in children and adolescents.
Professional website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patricia_Moreno-Peral