Emotional regulation in adolescents and young adults
The research group focuses on the study of stress reactivity and the development of emotional regulation during adolescence, a period of particular vulnerability with respect to mental health. Brain maturation during adolescence/young adulthood is particularly important for the affective control processes necessary for emotional regulation. With this in mind, we evaluate the effectiveness and mechanisms of different early interventions, such as emotional skills training and mindfulness meditation, using fMRI and biological markers. (link to mindfulteen.ch and unige/e-smile ) In parallel, we continue to explore, on a neurobiological level, this dimension of emotional regulation in relation to reactivity to stress in populations suffering particularly from emotional dysregulation (ADHD patients, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder).