Neuroscience and Mental Health

  • About the area
  • Groups

The Neuroscience and Mental Health research area is composed of a multidisciplinary group: psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, rehabilitation physicians, geneticists and other researchers with the common interest of improving their knowledge and approach to diseases and psychiatric disorders.

Within this objective, a part of the studies have an epidemiological approach, with the interdisciplinary participation of professionals and with different research methodologies we develop studies in different areas (neurodegenerative diseases, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, autism, depression, sleep pathology). , epilepsy, neurovascular diseases, multiple sclerosis, developmental diseases with a genetic basis) for the improvement of functionality and prevention of diseases. We also collaborate on various projects with the administration and research groups of Spain and abroad to develop ICT and improve the transfer of these results to patients and professionals.

From this activity, the area has been recognized as a consolidated research group, by the University and Research Grants Management Agency (AGAUR) of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Area coordination
Narcissus Cardoner Alvarez

ncardoner@tauli.cat

Group A3G1 - Mental health in times of crisis

Accreditation level: Associated group

Areas of research

  • Incidence of social and economic crises in the field of mental health of the general population.

Composition of the group

  • Josep Moya Ollé (Group leader)
  • Montserrat Carmona Castilla
  • Sergio Escalera Guerrero
  • Valeria Ferreira Jorge
  • Esther Fornells Admella
  • Jaume Sató Geli
  • Eduard Tapias Sanglas
  • Marina Villacampa Fornells

Group A3G4 - Affective disorders

Accreditation level: Consolidated group

Areas of research

  • Detection and prevention strategies in affective disorders and anxiety: is framed mainly in relation to the European program for depression and suicide prevention. It evaluates predictor variables, socioeconomic cost, and the effectiveness of containment strategies in the context of suicide prevention.
  • Innovation in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders: evaluation, characterization and development of therapeutic strategies for the treatment of patients with these pathologies, currently focused on three fundamental therapeutic modalities.
  • Neurobiological markers of evolution and response to treatment for depression and anxiety disorders: work with different techniques of magnetic resonance imaging (structural, functional, diffusion), in collaboration with the University Hospital of Bellvitge (Hospitalet de Llobregat), the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital (Badalona), as well as the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Center ( Melbourne, Australia) and Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA). It is closely related to the previous line.

Composition of the group

  • Narcissus Cardoner Alvarez (Group leader)
  • Sara Crivillés Mas
  • Inés Figuereo Rubio
  • Ximena Goldberg Hermo
  • Clara López Solà
  • Erika Martínez Amorós
  • Carme Massons Capdevila
  • Guillem Navarra Ventura
  • Anna Rodríguez Pont
  • Maria Serra Blasco
  • Esther Via Virgili

Group A3G5 - E-mental health and epidemiology

Accreditation level: Popup group

Areas of research

  • Studies to prevent depression and suicidal behaviors: Research on clinical and biological factors that may have a potential predictive capacity for risk or therapeutic response in suicidal behaviors (FIS, PERIS 2017).
  • Development and validation of e-Mental Health projects.
  • Prevention and promotion of mental health for young people: Chosen as a research project on the 1st Science Night of Sabadell, the e-Mental Health-MIND-U platform has been developed, operable from all types of mobile devices, with informative and informative contents on different aspects related to the prevention of mental health problems in young people.

Composition of the group

  • Diego Palao Vidal (Group leader)
  • Baqué Siddarta Baque
  • Anabel Cebrià Mecca
  • Rosó Duñó Ambrós
  • Ana Maria Escayola Maranges
  • Sun Fernandez Gonzalo
  • Rebeca Gracia Liso
  • Albert Granero Lázaro
  • Marta Llorens Capdevila
  • Antonio Monreal Ortiz
  • Montserrat Pamias Massana
  • Isabel Parra Uribe
  • Eulàlia Piera Pinto
  • Julia Portillo Ten
  • Elena Pujals Altes
  • Joaquim Puntí Vidal
  • Nuria Reina López
  • Laura Ros Ribes
  • Miriam Santamaría Schaaf

Group A3G6 - Psychosis

Accreditation level: Consolidated group

Areas of research

  • Biomarkers of stress and risk of developing a psychotic disorder.
  • Impact of hormones on the clinical expression of psychotic disorders.
  • Neurocognition and social cognition in emerging psychotic disorders: prognostic and therapeutic implications.
  • Psychopathological and biological consequences of abuse in adolescents and young adults.

Composition of the group

  • Xavier Labad Arias (Group leader)
  • Maribel Ahuir Pérez
  • David Barbero Valverde
  • Jesus Cobo Gomez
  • Josep Crosas Armengol
  • Rosa Gabernet Florensa
  • Alex González Rodríguez
  • Itziar Montalvo Aguirrezabala
  • Meritxell Tost Bonet