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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.
Roche D, Mora T, Cid J

Identifying non-adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder individuals using a stacked machine learning algorithm using administrative data population registers in a universal healthcare system.

Jcpp Advances, 2024, 4
Sastre-Buades A, Caro-Cañizares I, Ochoa S, Lorente-Rovira E, Barajas A, Gutiérrez-Zotes A, Sánchez-Alonso S, López-Carrilero R, Grasa E, Pousa E, Pélaez T, Cid J, González-Higueras F, Ruiz-Delgado I, Baca-Garcia E, Spanish Metacognition Study Group, Barrigon ML

Relationship between cognition and suicidal behavior in recent-onset psychosis.

SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH, 2023, 252, 172-180
Mora T, Puig-Junoy J, Jacobs R, Cid J

Differential costs for the non-adult ADHD population in Catalonia.

Health Economics Review, 2023, 13, 24-24
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

Ferrer-Quintero M, Fernández D, López-Carrilero R, Birulés I, Barajas A, Lorente-Rovira E, Luengo A, Díaz-Cutraro L, Verdaguer M, García-Mieres H, Gutiérrez-Zotes A, Grasa E, Pousa E, Huerta-Ramos E, Pélaez T, Barrigón ML, Gómez-Benito J, González-Higueras F, Ruiz-Delgado I, Cid J, Moritz S, Sevilla-Llewellyn-Jones J, Spanish Metacognition Group, Ochoa S

Males and females with first episode psychosis present distinct profiles of social cognition and metacognition

Pousa E, Brébion G, López-Carrilero R, Ruiz AI, Grasa E, Barajas A, Peláez T, Alfonso-Gutiérrrez-Zotes, Lorente E, Barrigón ML, Ruiz-Delgado I, González-Higueras F, Cid J, Pérez-Solà V, Spanish Metacognition Study Group, Insight Barcelona Work Group, Ochoa S

Clinical insight in first-episode psychosis: Clinical, neurocognitive and metacognitive predictors

SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH, 2022, 248, 158-167
Ferrer-Quintero M, Fernández D, López-Carrilero R, Díaz-Cutraro L, Verdaguer-Rodríguez M, García-Mieres H, Huerta-Ramos E, Gómez-Benito J, Peláez T, Birulés I, Barajas A, Pousa E, Barrigón M, Gutiérrez-Zotes A, Grasa E, Ruiz-Delgado I, Lorente-Rovira E, Cid J, On Behalf Of The Spanish Metacognition Study Group, Ochoa S

Heterogeneity in Response to MCT and Psychoeducation: A Feasibility Study Using Latent Class Mixed Models in First-Episode Psychosis

Healthcare, 2022, 10
Mendoza-García S, García-Mieres H, Lopez-Carrilero R, Sevilla-Lewellyn-Jones J, Birulés I, Barajas A, Lorente-Rovira E, Gutiérrez-Zotes A, Grasa E, Pousa E, Pelaéz T, Barrigón ML, González-Higueras F, Ruiz-Delgado I, Cid J, Montserrat R, Martin-Iñigo L, Moreno-Kustner B, Vila-Bbadía R, Díaz-Cutraro L, Verdaguer-Rodríguez M, Ferrer-Quintero M, Punsoda-Puche P, Barrau-Sastre P, Moritz S, Ochoa S

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
Ruiz-Delgado I, Moreno-Küstner B, García-Medina M, Barrigón ML, Gonzalez-Higueras F, López-Carrilero R, Barrios-Mellado I, Barajas A, Pousa E, Lorente-Rovira E, Grasa E, Cid J, Barrau-Sastre P, Moritz S, Ochoa S, Spanish Metacognition Group

Is Metacognitive Training effective for improving neurocognitive function in patients with a recent onset of psychosis?

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, 2022, 318, 114941-114941
Frigola-Capell E, Morgan R, Nogué A, Thelen I, Font J, Gonzalvo B, Oliveras P, Bacardí E, Malla MD, Gimeno A, Pla A, Serrano D, Palomer E, Trafach G, Sagredo JLI, De Castro M, Gibernau M, Serrallonga R, Roger M, Cid J

Towards a classification framework for patient safety incidents and adverse events for a mental health community-based model of service provision.

Revista De Psiquiatria Y Salud Mental, 2022, 15, 211-212
Competitive projects
Codi oficial: 101095436 Start date:01/12/2022 Data fi: 31/05/2027 Investigador/a principal: EVA FRIGOLA CAPELL Organisme finançador: EUROPEAN COMISSION
Codi oficial: 0053MJSDK Start date:01/01/2022 Data fi: 30/06/2025 Investigador/a principal: DOMÈNECH SERRANO SARBOSA Organisme finançador: AGÈNCIA DE GESTIÓ UNIVERSITARIS I RECERCA (AGAUR)
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