GarcíaAna García Blanco

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She obtained her Bachelor´s degree in Psychology at the University of Murcia (Spain) in 2007. Between 2008 and 2012 she completed her residency in clinical psychology at “La Fe Polytechnic and University Hospital” in Valencia (Spain). She enjoyed two foreign fellowships at the Roberto Clemente Center at New York University School of Medicine (New York, USA) in 2011 and at the European Institute for Systemic Training and Consultancy (Rome, Italy) in 2012. She received her PhD in Psychology by the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2014. In 2015 she obtained a grant from the Instituto Carlos III (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation) and joined the Neonatal Research Unit led by Dr. Máximo Vento.

Currently her research is focusing on the influence of epigenetic factors, in terms of stress biomarkers and dysfunctional environment, on temperament in preterm infants, specially on emotional dysregulation, which is understanding as a tangential syndrome to many mental disorders during early childhood.


Most relevant publications

L. Rojo-Moreno, P. Arribas, J. Plumed, N. Gimeno, A. García-Blanco, F. Vaz-Leal, M.L. Vila, L. Livianos, Prevalence and comorbidity of eating disorders among a community sample of adolescents: 2-year follow-up, Psychiatry Research (2015) in press.


B. Gago Velasco, A. García-Blanco, Anhedonia: Psychological predictors, neural mechanisms and clinical treatment options, in: A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, in press (2015) ISBN: 978-1-63482-483-5.


A. García-Blanco, L. Salmerón, M. Perea, M., Attentional Capture by Emotional Scenes across Episodes in Bipolar Disorder: Evidence from a Free-Viewing Task, Biological Psychology 108 (2015) 36-42.


L. Livianos, P.I. González-Valls, A.C. García-Blanco, H. Tobella, I. Díaz-Alonso, N. Alberola, S. García-Arnar, R. Bellot, V. Saiz, L. Ros, Hypoesthesia of the malleolus as a soft sign in depression, Journal of Affective Disorders 171 (2015) 128-131.


A.C. García-Blanco, P. Sierra, L. Livianos, L., Nosology, epidemiology and pathogenesis of bipolar disorder: Recent approaches, Psiquiatría Biológica 21 (2014) 89-94.


A. García-Blanco, L. Salmerón, M. Perea, L. Livianos, L., Attentional biases toward emotional images in the different episodes of bipolar disorder: An eye-tracking study, Psychiatry Research 215 (2014) 628-633.


A. García-Blanco, M. Perea, L. Salmerón, Atención y procesamiento emocional en personas con trastorno bipolar, Ciencia Cognitiva 8 (2014) 1-4.


A. García-Blanco, M. Perea, L. Salmerón, Attention orienting and inhibitory control across the different mood states in bipolar disorder: An emotional antisaccade task, Biological Psychology 94 (2013) 556-561.


A. García-Blanco, M. Perea, L. Livianos, Mood-congruent bias and attention shifts in the different episodes of bipolar disorder, Cognition and Emotion 27 (2013) 1114-1121.


A. García-Blanco, P. Sierra, L. Livianos, S. Egea, L. Rojo, Melatonin and Bipolar Disorders, in: D. Acuña-Castroviejo, I. Rusanova, y G. Escames (Eds.), New Developments in Melatonin Research (pp. 245-266). Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers (2013) ISBN: 978-1-62618-880-8.


S. Arques, P. Sierra, L Livianos A. García, Can melatonin help stabilize bipolar disorders? East Asian Arch Psychiatry 22 (2013) 58-59.


L. Livianos, P. Sierra, S. Arques, A. García, L. Rojo, Is melatonine an adjunctive stabilizer? Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 66 (2012) 82–83.