University of Sevilla, Spain
Psychological interventions in health problems and behavioral disorders: ADHD

Inmaculada Moreno is Professor of the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment of the University of Seville, Spain. She teaches Behavior Modification Children and Youth course at the University of Seville and combines her teaching with her participation in Master in Health Psychology and Psychology of Education in several universities. She is the responsible for Research Group "Clinical Psychology and Quality of Life of Patients and Families". She is the author of several books on Child Behavior Therapy (Terapia de conducta en la infancia. Guía de Intervención) (In English: Behavioral Therapy for children. Intervention Guide) and Hyperactivity (El niño hiperactivo. Guía para padres,  Hiperactividad infantil. Guía de actuación) (In English: The hyperactive child. Guide for Parents, Children Hyperactivity. Action Guide). She is the Principal investigator of the project of the National Plan i+d+i (PSI2008-06008-C02-01), consisting of a randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of Neurofeedback in ADHD versus a standard behavioral treatment, and study the effects of drug therapy. Her research focuses on hyperactivity and effectiveness of psychological treatments for children.


This symposium aims to collect and show different research conducted in the field of health and behavioral problems that present children and youth. It is composed of four oral presentations, with different objectives, that investigate a wide range of ages (2-18 years). One of the presented works is focus on the relationship between psychopathological symptoms reported by parents, and overweight. We compared two groups differentiated by the variable body mass index. Another study, using observational methodology, analyzes the behavior of children, aged 2-3 years, in interaction with their mothers. We obsserved that in this range of age prevalences interactive behavior normalized. Two of the oral communications are focus on the study of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). The first one investigates the relationship between ADHD diagnosis and the presence of additions with or without substance, including the problematic use of video games. The last work aims to study the impact of this disorder on psychological variables, such as anxiety, self-esteem, depression, etc. The last oral communication analyzes the predictive value of behavioral, emotional variables related to academic performance and socialization regarding hyperactive and inattentive symptoms observed in the population.