In spite of the variations in the rates of prevalence, and depending on the diagnostic criteria used, at least 20% of children and adolescents have been estimated to display some kind of mental disorder and at least half of them undergo a major reduction in their family, social and school function. The studies carried out until now have shown that some psychiatric disorders tend to be more severe when they start in childhood and adolescence, causing greater effects on the everyday life and functioning of the children and teenagers suffering from these.
The Programme for research into Infant Psychiatry and Psychology has helped to increase knowledge on how brain development affects the child’s conduct and how biological factors interact with others from the environment in the development of different disorders. This knowledge has gradually enabled improving pharmacological and psychological treatments and the combination of both. There is still a very long way to go to improve both prevention and treatment and prognosis.
Coordinator: Carmen Moreno. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Madrid
|Main Researcher||Consortium Institution||Regions||Details|
|Celso Arango López||Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón||Madrid||Ver grupo|
|Inmaculada Baeza Pertegaz||Hospital Clínico y Provincial de Barcelona||Cataluña||Ver grupo|
|Jose Antonio Ramos Quiroga||Fundación Hospital Universitario Vall d´Hebron - Institut de Recerca (VHIR)||Cataluña||Ver grupo|
|Manuel Desco Menéndez||Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón||Madrid||Ver grupo|
|Lourdes Fañanás Saura||Universidad de Barcelona. Facultad de Biología||Cataluña||Ver grupo|
|Rafael Tabares-Seisdedos||Universidad de Valencia. Facultad de Medicina||C. Valenciana||Ver grupo|