Mental disorders research
A mental disorder is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment in personal functioning. Mental disorders can severely impact quality of life, as well as functioning in school, work, and family settings. There are many types of mental disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and developmental disorders. Research on mental disorders is vital to improve early diagnosis and treatment.
Observing psychiatric behavior
Behavioral observations are important tools in mental disorders research. Questions like ‘What are the consequences of traumatic stress exposure in childhood?’, ‘Does social anxiety relate to a lower level of Theory of Mind?’, and ‘Do people with an eating disorder show less facial effect?’ are a few of the research questions that can be answered by observing behavior. Benefit from products such as Viso® or The Observer XT® to bring your research to the next level!
Video observations with Viso
Video recordings can be a rich source of information for your research on mental disorders. Use Viso to record a broad range of behaviors, such as eye contact, attention, speech, and social interactions. Bring particular aspects of behavior into focus with Viso’s panning and zooming options, or use multiple camera views to find new perspectives. You can review recordings live or after recording, at the location of your choice.
Powerful analysis with The Observer XT
Easily code and analyze your video material with The Observer® XT. The software includes options to synchronize different data streams, including video, audio, eye tracking, and physiology. This allows you to monitor heart rate or eye movement along with your video recordings, which provides valuable insights in mental disorders. The Observer XT also offers sophisticated data selection, clear visualization of data, and powerful data analysis.
An AV lab is designed to observe your participants unobtrusively, in an environment similar to their natural surroundings. Check out this ‘how to’ guide, providing you with the perfect tips & tricks!
Diverse scientific articles citing Noldus products are published in renowned journals each week. The following list is only a small selection of scientific publications in anxiety research.
- Bontinck, C.; Warreyn, P.; Demurie, E.; Bruyneel, E.; Boterberg, S. & Roeyers, H. (2018). Social Interactions Between 24-Month-Old Children and Their Older Sibling with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Association with Social-Communicative Development. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48 (12), 4118-4137. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3660-4
- Colonnesi, C.; Nikolić, M.; Vente, W. de & Bögels, S.M. (2016). Social Anxiety Symptoms in Young Children: Investigating the Interplay of Theory of Mind and Expressions of Shyness. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, doi 10.1007/s10802-016-206-0
- Otten, R.; Mun, C., Shaw, D.; Wilson, M., Dishion, T. (2018). A developmental cascade model for early adolescent-onset substance use: the role of early childhood stress. Addiction, doi:10.1111/add.14452.
- Tarle, S.; Alderson, R.; Arrington, E.; Roberts, D. (2019). Emotion regulation and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: the effect of varying phonological working memory demands. Journal of Attention Disorders.
- Wols, A.; Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A.; Schoneveld, E.A. & Granic, I. (2018). In-Game Play Behaviours during an Applied Video Game for Anxiety Prevention Predict Successful Intervention Outcomes. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40 (4), 655-668.