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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.
Publications

Moreno-Küstner B, Fábrega-Ruz J, Gonzalez-Caballero JL, Reyes-Martin S, Ochoa S, Romero-Lopez-Alberca C, Cid J, Vila-Badia R, Frigola-Capell E, Salvador-Carulla L

Patient-reported impact of symptoms in schizophrenia scale (PRISS): Development and validation.

ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA, 2022, 145, 640-655 dx.doi.org/10.1111/acps.13417
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Males and females with first episode psychosis present distinct profiles of social cognition and metacognition.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2022, 272, 1169-1181 dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00406-022-01438-0
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Clinical insight in first-episode psychosis: Clinical, neurocognitive and metacognitive predictors.

SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH, 2022, 248, 158-167 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2022.08.007
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Heterogeneity in Response to MCT and Psychoeducation: A Feasibility Study Using Latent Class Mixed Models in First-Episode Psychosis.

Healthcare, 2022, 10 dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10112155
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Influence of Maternal and Paternal History of Mental Health in Clinical, Social Cognition and Metacognitive Variables in People with First-Episode Psychosis.

Journal of Personalized Medicine, 2022, 12 dx.doi.org/10.3390/jpm12101732

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

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.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH, 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.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH, 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.

SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH, 2021, 228, 357-359 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.12.037

Castells X, Ramon M, Cunill R, Olivé C, SERRANO, D.

Relationship Between Treatment Duration and Efficacy of Pharmacological Treatment for ADHD: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of 87 Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials.

JOURNAL OF ATTENTION DISORDERS, 2021, 25, 1352-1361 dx.doi.org/10.1177/1087054720903372
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