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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.

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.


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

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.


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.


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

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.


Caparrós B, Masferrer L

Coping Strategies and Complicated Grief in a Substance Use Disorder Sample.

Frontiers in Psychology, 2021, 11, 624065-624065

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

Persons with first episode psychosis have distinct profiles of social cognition and metacognition.

npj Schizophrenia, 2021, 7, 61-61

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

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

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

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