About This Event
Depression and anxiety are diseases that affect millions of people around the world, causing a great impact on patients’ quality of life. According to the World Health Organization, Brazil is one of the countries in the American continent that leads the ranking in neuropsychiatric diseases.
Format: remote synchronous discussion of participants and speakers
Call attention to the psychosocial implications and understand that stressful situations in children and young people, especially now in the pandemic, with social isolation and worsening of the condition of vulnerability. These physiological changes can lead to the development of psychiatric diseases and the neuroscientific eye can assist them in (i) guiding adolescents to cultivate healthy habits and strategies to deal with adverse things (ii) parents in helping their children also with strategies and in the search for networks support, (iii) stimulate and advocate for more public policies and actions that can mitigate the impacts. Also very important, ideas and reports of the public’s practices and experiences may encourage relevant scientific questions to be discussed and evaluated in the academic scope of the research.
The presentation will discuss how recent studies have strongly associated the pathophysiology of these neuropsychiatric pathologies and diseases and the development of the nervous system, and how early childhood and adolescent stress (early life stress) can have a significant impact on neurophysiology and behavior.
The proposal aims to promote the discussion on how research can contribute and direct intervention strategies in the clinic and in society, removing stigmas, promoting inclusion and educating about protection and care strategies with the nervous system and its functions at all ages.