Julia Garcia-Escalera

Julia Garcia-Escalera
National Distance Education University | UNED · Department of Personality Psychology, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment

Ph.D

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September 2013 - September 2016
National Distance Education University
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  • Research Fellow/PhD Candidate

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Publications (27)
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Anxiety and depressive symptoms are common problems in adolescence that could be addressed by means of preventive interventions. Even though transdiagnostic cognitive behavior therapy (T-CBT) is potentially an ideal strategy to deal with anxiety and depression, it has rarely been used for preventive purposes. In addition, so far, no study has used...
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Fears related to COVID-19 (“coronavirus fears”) have emerged as a new psychological effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic and have been associated with psychological distress and impairment. Other adverse effects include an increase in anxiety and depression symptoms and the respective disorders. The purpose of the current study was to examine th...
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El objetivo del presente estudio fue examinar el impacto emocional de la pandemia de COVID-19 y el confinamiento nacional vivido en España durante los meses de marzo y abril de 2020. Se investigó la prevalencia de distrés emocional, así como también los factores protectores y de riesgo/vulnerabilidad. Una muestra de 1.561 participantes (edad: 19-84...
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The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescents (UP-A) has been shown to be effective for reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents with emotional disorders. Internet-delivered psychological treatments have great potential to improve access to evidence-based psychological therapy since they...
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Resumen La ansiedad y la depresión son trastornos que presentan altas tasas de prevalencia y comorbilidad en la adolescencia. A pesar de que los centros escolares constituyen un recurso clave para fomentar la salud mental, escasean los programas de prevención de los trastornos mentales en este contexto. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo estud...
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Anxiety and depression are disorders associated with both high prevalence rates and comorbidity in adolescence. Despite the fact that schools are a key resource for mental health support programs for the prevention of mental disorders are scarce in this setting. The present work aims to study the ef?cacy of a program based on transdiagnostic cognit...
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Psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: Negative and positive effects in Spanish people during the mandatory national quarantine Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading rapidly in Spain. The objective of this work was to examine the psychological impact of the pandemic and the Spanish national quarantine that took place during Mar...
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Anxiety and depression are common debilitating conditions that show high comorbidity rates in adolescence. The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescents (UP-A; Ehrenreich-May et al., 2018) is one of the few existing resources aimed at applying transdiagnostic treatment principles across the core dysfunctio...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading rapidly in Spain. The objective of this work was to examine the psychological impact of the pandemic and the Spanish national quarantine that took place during March and April 2020. We investigated the prevalence of fear of coronavirus, emotional symptoms and sleep problems. We also examined possible positiv...
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Internet-delivered unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders in adolescents (iUP-A): Web application and study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. A characteristic of transdiagnostic treatment is that it targets simultaneously the core symptoms and underlying vulnerabilities of several disorders. The UP-A is a ne...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading rapidly in Spain. The objective of this work was to examine the psychological impact of the pandemic and the Spanish national quarantine that took place during March and April 2020. We investigated the prevalence of fear of coronavirus, emotional symptoms and sleep problems. We also examined possible positiv...
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Anxiety and Depression Disorders Symptoms Scale (ESTAD): Preliminary evidence concerning its factor structure and psychometric properties. The Anxiety and Depression Disorders Symptoms Scale [Escala de Síntomas de los Trastornos de Ansiedad y Depresión, ESTAD] is a new DSM-5 based self-report questionnaire to assess seven emotional disorder symptom...
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Background Anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents have an enormous burden worldwide due to their high prevalence and disability. Despite the high comorbidity between these disorders, preventive interventions have often been developed separately for anxiety and depression. Objective The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emo...
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El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar los efectos del Protocolo Unificado (UP; Barlow et al., 2011) en el tratamiento de una mujer diagnosticada con trastorno depresivo mayor recurrente, trastorno de pánico, trastorno de ansiedad generalizada y fobia específica a las agujas. La intervención consistió en nueve sesiones individuales realizada...
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La ansiedad y la depresión son problemas que presentan una alta comorbilidad y que son comunes en población adolescente. El Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescents (UP-A) (Ehrenreich-May et al, 2017) es uno de los protocolos que se han desarrollado en los últimos años para abordar el problema de la comor...
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Background: Anxiety and depression are common, impairing conditions that evidence high comorbidity rates in adolescence. The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescents (UP-A) is one of the few existing resources aimed at applying transdiagnostic treatment principles to target core dysfunctions associated w...
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This meta-­analysis examined the effect of transdiagnostic cognitive-­behavioral therapy (T­CBT) in adults, children, and adolescents with emotional disorders, exploring the effects of possible moderator variables on efficacy. In contrast with previous reviews, only studies employing transdiagnostic theory­-based protocols were included. A total of...
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Emotional disorders are very common phenomena in children and adolescents. Additionally, anxiety disorders and depression have very high comorbidity rates (reaching up to 70% in some epidemiological studies). This high comorbidity has been explained on the basis of the existence of common factors within different emotional disorders, which might be...
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Several epidemiological studies indicate that anxiety and depressive disorders are very common in children and adolescents. Although rates of comorbidity between both disorders are very high (reaching 70% in some epidemiological studies), most treatment and prevention protocols that exist for this population are intended to address specific disorde...
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ANTECEDENTES. La influencia de las prácticas de crianza de los padres en el comportamiento y el bienestar de sus hijos es bien conocida. Diversos estudios confirman la relación de estas prácticas con diferentes variables de los niños y adolescentes como problemas de conducta, rasgos de personalidad, autoestima y funcionamiento académico. Sin embarg...
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BACKGROUND Evidence from epidemiological studies indicates that anxiety and depressive disorders are very common in children and adolescents, with prevalence rates exceeding 5% in this population. If not properly treated, these disorders usually follow a chronic course to adulthood and are linked to problems such as poor school performance, poor so...
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BACKGROUND. Traditional models suggest that interparental conflict is a multidimensional variable, with distinctive phenomenological components such as duration, intensity, frequency, situation or reasons for the conflict. Another relevant circumstance to the study of interparental conflict is the exposure of children to it. Research has suggested...
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La terapia cognitivo-conductual transdiagnóstica (TCCT) ha surgido como un nuevo enfoque para el tratamiento conjunto (mediante un mismo protocolo unificado) de diversos trastornos que suelen presentarse de forma comórbida, tales como los trastornos emocionales (trastornos de ansiedad y trastorno depresivo mayor). Este enfoque contrasta con los enf...
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Introduction: Transdiagnostic cognitive-behavior therapy (TCBT) has been garnering interest as a new approach to deal with the comorbidity of mental disorders. In relation to emotional disorders, it is based on the hypothesis that anxiety and depressive disorders share common underlying psychopathological processes. The present study used meta-anal...
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INTRODUCCIÓN: La terapia cognitivo-conductual transdiagnóstica (TCCT) ha surgido como un nuevo enfoque para hacer frente a la comorbilidad presente entre trastornos mentales. En relación a los trastornos emocionales, se basa en la hipótesis de que los trastornos de ansiedad y los depresivos comparten procesos psicopatológicos subyacentes. El presen...

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El objetivo general de la presente investigación consiste en examinar la eficacia del programa iUP-A (IMPLEMENTACION DEL programa UP-A), aplicado a través de internet para el tratamiento de los trastornos emocionales (ansiedad y depresión) en población adolescente.
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Applying the Spanish version of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents