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The Mental Health and Addictions Research Group of the IDIBGI is made up of a team of multidisciplinary professionals from the Mental Health and Addictions Network of the Healthcare Institute de Girona, recognized for the “development of a model of community care in mental health and addictions that has closed the psychiatric hospital” (Premi Experiències. Jornada 25 Anys al Servei del Sistema Nacional de Salut de Catalunya: Mirem cap al Futur, 2016).

Main lines of research

The main lines of research are clinical, although we have three lines that are transversal and that relate to clinical research


  1. Clinical:
    1. Psychosis: neurobiology, brain imaging, psychological treatment, online cognitive rehabilitation and the impact of functionalism.
    2. Clinical trials with pharmaceutical treatments: depression, psychosis.
    3. The impact of cognitive function in mental disorders.
    4. Comorbidities of mental disorders: cardiovascular risk factors.
    5. Addictions: identification of the risk factors of poor prognosis, carrying out interventions.
    6. Suicidal behaviour: epidemiology, diagnosis, genetic aspects and treatment.


  1. Assessment of Mental Health programmes and support in decision making for those responsible for planning care in mental health.
  2. ICT: How to incorporate e-health technologies (IC Technologies applied to health), remote assistance and m-health (use of mobile technology) in mental health.
  3. Patient safety, systematizing the identification of events or circumstances that may have given rise to, or have indeed given rise to unnecessary harm to a patient, and suggesting improvements.
Strategic objectives
  • To carry out research enabling increased knowledge of mental disorders, improving their treatment and recovery, personal empowerment and the quality of care of people with mental health problems.
  • To promote participation in research from professionals from the Mental Health and Addictions Network, increasing the critical mass of full time researchers.
  • To establish alliances to carry out joint research projects with other research groups from the IDIBGI.
  • To encourage participation from researchers from the research group in multicentre projects, allowing alliances with other research centres to be strengthened.

Garre-Olmo J, Turró-Garriga O, Martí-Lluch R, Zacarías-Pons L, Alves-Cabratosa L, Serrano-Sarbosa D, Vilalta-Franch J, Ramos R, Girona Healthy Region Study Group

Changes in lifestyle resulting from confinement due to COVID-19 and depressive symptomatology: A cross-sectional a population-based study.

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, 2021, 104, 152214-152214 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2020.152214

González-Blanch C, Birulés I, Pousa E, Barrigon ML, López-Carrilero R, Lorente-Rovira E, Ayesa-Arriola R, Setien-Suero E, Barajas A, Grasa EM, Ruiz-Delgado I, González-Higueras F, Cid J, Ochoa S

Moderators of cognitive insight outcome in metacognitive training for first-episode psychosis.

J PSYCHIAT RES, 2021, 141, 104-110 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.06.040

Sastre-Buades A, Ochoa S, Lorente-Rovira E, Barajas A, Grasa E, López-Carrilero R, Luengo A, Ruiz-Delgado I, Cid J, González-Higueras F, Sánchez-Alonso S, Baca-García E, Barrigón ML, Spanish Metacognition Study Group

Jumping to conclusions and suicidal behavior in depression and psychosis.

J PSYCHIAT RES, 2021, 137, 514-520 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.03.024

Díaz-Cutraro L, García-Mieres H, López-Carrilero R, Ferrer M, Verdaguer-Rodriguez M, Barrigón ML, Barajas A, Grasa E, Pousa E, Lorente E, Ruiz-Delgado I, González-Higueras F, Cid J, Palma-Sevillano C, Moritz S, Spanish Metacognition Group, Ochoa S

Jumping to conclusions is differently associated with specific subtypes of delusional experiences: An exploratory study in first-episode psychosis.

SCHIZOPHR RES, 2021, 228, 357-359 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.12.037

Birulés I, López-Carrilero R, Cuadras D, Pousa E, Barrigón ML, Barajas A, Lorente-Rovira E, González-Higueras F, Grasa E, Ruiz-Delgado I, Cid J, de Apraiz A, Montserrat R, Pélaez T, Moritz S, The Spanish Metacognition Study Group, Ochoa S

Cognitive Insight in First-Episode Psychosis: Changes during Metacognitive Training.

Journal of Personalized Medicine, 2020, 10, 253 dx.doi.org/10.3390/jpm10040253

Salas-Sender M, López-Carrilero R, Barajas A, Lorente-Rovira E, Pousa E, Barrigón ML, Grasa E, Ruiz-Delgado I, González-Higueras F, Cid J, Aznar A, Pélaez T, Birulés I, Moritz S, Ochoa S, Spanish Metacognition Study Group

Gender differences in response to metacognitive training in people with first-episode psychosis.

J CONSULT CLIN PSYCH, 2020, 88, 516-525 dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000468

Lahera G, Cid J, Gonzalez-Pinto A, Cabrera A, Mariner C, Vieta E, Arango C, Crespo-Facorro B

Needs of people with psychosis and their caregivers: «In their own voice».

REV PSIQUIATR SALUD, 2020, 13, 80-89 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rpsm.2019.11.002

Hilarión P, Koatz D, Bonet P, Cid J, Pinar I, Otín JM, Espallargues M, Molina C, Suñol R

Implementation of the individual placement and support pilot program in Spain.

PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION JOURNAL, 2020, 43, 65-71 dx.doi.org/10.1037/prj0000398

Masferrer L, Mancini AD, Caparrós B

Understanding the Relationship Between Complicated Grief Symptoms and Patterns of Personality Disorders in a Substance Users' Sample: A Network Analysis Approach.

Frontiers in Psychology, 2020, 11, 566785-566785 dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.566785

Palomo M, Blasco M, Molina P, Lozano M, Praga M, Torramade-Moix S, Martinez-Sanchez J, Cid J, Escolar G, Carreras E, Paules C, Crispi F, Quintana LF, Poch E, Rodas L, Goma E, Morelle J, Espinosa M, Morales E, Avila A, Cabello V, Ariceta G, Chocron S, Manrique J, Barros X, Martin N, Huerta A, Fraga-Rodriguez GM, Cao M, Martin M, Romera AM, Moreso F, Manonelles A, Gratacos E, Pereira A, Campistol JM, Diaz-Ricart M

Complement Activation and Thrombotic Microangiopathies.

Clinical Journal Of The American Society Of Nephrology, 2019, 14, 1719-1732 dx.doi.org/10.2215/CJN.05830519
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