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Ana Pascual-Sánchez

Ana Pascual-Sánchez
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Imperial College

Clinical Psychologist; PhD

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Widespread technology use has opened the door to alternative forms of aggression and victimization, such as cyberbullying. This type of bullying poses specific risks, since it can occur anytime and in different contexts, as well as being anonymous and with capacity to reach a wide audience and be less visible to adults. Several individual and conte...
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Introduction Despite remotely-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) being an emerging field, the evidence of its efficacy in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is limited. We aimed to estimate the efficacy of remotely-delivered CBT for OCD, compared to face-to-face CBT and non-CBT control conditions. Methods Randomised clinical trials (RC...
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Background Few studies have investigated the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on children and adolescents with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). This study aims to investigate whether the pandemic is associated with increased referral of young people with OCD, any changes in their symptom severity and treatment offered.Methods Service data were used t...
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Background and objectives Several studies have addressed the relationship between bipolar disorder and meteorological variables, but no previous review focusing on the influence of a wide range of meteorological variables on bipolar disorder has been published. The aim of this study is to conduct a systematic review about the influence of weather o...
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Mixed states are highly prevalent in patients with bipolar disorder and require comprehensive scales. Considering this, the current study aims to develop a measure to assess the full spectrum of clinical manifestations of bipolar disorder. A sample of 88 patients was evaluated; the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D), Montgomery-Asberg Depression Sca...
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Introduction Personality traits and self-esteem have been suggested as potential mediators of aggression; however, in the area of bullying the literature is scarce. The aim of this study is to assess the associations between personality traits, self-esteem and bullying, comparing aggressors in traditional bullying and cyberbullying. Methods A cros...
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Aims Few studies have investigated the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), who are thought to be particularly vulnerable. This study aims to investigate whether the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased referral of young people with OCD in one area of London and determine if COVI...
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Background: Parenting styles have been previously associated with bullying, but some parenting practices have not received strong attention in the literature. We aimed to assess how parenting practices are associated with cyberbullying and traditional bullying involvement in adolescents. Method: A cross-sectional survey of 2,218 secondary-school...
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As we go to press in a COVID‐19 world, the topic of anxiety is foremost on our minds. While each situation has to be considered in its own context, how to manage different anxieties has common denominators. There is currently a sharp increase in forced migration around the globe so mental health professionals must develop effective skills, like the...
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Introduction Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes distress even for euthymic patients, having an impact on functional capabilities and quality of life. Personal and social variables are potential sources of distress. Yet, there is a lack of measures to identify specific distress in bipolar disorder. This study describes the development and e...
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Objective Cyberbullying involvement carries mental health risks for adolescents, although post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms have not received strong attention in the UK. This study aimed to assess the overlap between cyber and traditional (ie, face-to-face) bullying, and the relationship to PTS symptoms in UK adolescents. Design A cross-section...
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Social withdrawal acts as a risk factor in mental health, disturbing clinical management and quality of life in euthymic bipolar patients. However, no previous study has analyzed what variables might predict it. We conducted a cross-sectional study in which 49 euthymic bipolar patients were assessed. The analysis showed that taken together, stereot...
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Background Patients with bipolar disorder, even euthymic, could suffer an impairment in their quality of life compared to healthy controls. Since no previous systematic review and meta-analysis has been conducted, the aim of the current study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of cross-sectional case-controlled studies on quality o...
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Background and objectives: Perceived distress and discomfort has received less attention in the literature than other factors that influence the course of bipolar disorder (BD). Given its proven relationship with psychopathology, it is of great importance. However, it is necessary to design an instrument to assess it since there is no scale that me...
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Introduction Dermatological complaints have been estimated to represent up to 5–10% of all the visits to emergency departments. The main objective of our study was to determine how affected is the Health related Quality of Life (HRQL) in a series of patients attending an emergency department due to skin symptoms. Patients and methods A prospective...
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Introduction: Dermatological complaints have been estimated to represent up to 5-10% of all the visits to emergency departments. The main objective of our study was to determine how affected is the Health related Quality of Life (HRQL) in a series of patients attending an emergency department due to skin symptoms. Patients and methods: A prospec...
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Objetivos: Evaluar variables emocionales (ansiedad, depresión), cognitivas (catastrofismo, autoeficacia percibida) y conductuales (estrategias de afrontamiento); conocer de qué modo este tipo de variables influyen en la calidad de vida relacionada con la salud en personas con enfermedades crónicas; analizar si existen diferencias significativas en...

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