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Mental Health Víctor Pérez & Francesc Colom

The Mental Health Research Group is a multidisciplinary team made up of different mental health professionals, experts in neuroimaging, technicians and research support personnel. The group is closely connected to the Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute (INAD per its acronym in Catalan) at the Mar Health Park, where the majority of clinical researchers on the team conduct their tasks. The group is affiliated with the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), located in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).

Our group works with both national and international groups and is a member of CIBERSAM (Mental Health Network at the Biomedical Research Centre, Ministry of Health, Carlos III Health Institute). Within CIBERSAM we have the 'G21 Sant Pau – Mar’ group, made up of researchers and personnel hired by the Mar Health Park-IMIM and the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital-IR, a group with extensive experience in clinical research and teaching.

The group's main lines of research are:

  • Affective disorders: new therapeutic instruments with greater resistance in depression; suicide prevention; structural and functional neuroimaging; biological and genetic markers; identification and assessment of new therapeutic targets and programmes; pharmacogenetics.
  • Psychotic disorders: environmental, biological and genetic factors; efficacy and effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs; first psychotic episodes, genotype-environment and phenotype-environment interactions; neuroimaging; pharmacogenetics; new therapeutic strategies.
  • Therapeutics in mental health: treatment efficacy and resistance; validation of diagnostic and assessment scales; systematic check-ups; neuropsychology; neurophysiology; neuroimaging

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