The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Service is part of the Clínic Institute of Neuroscience (ICN). The Service has a long history and significant experience in developing the main resources and programs for psychiatric care in children and adolescents.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Service provides assistance to children and adolescents with psychiatric illness providing full and partial hospitalization, emergency services and outpatient consultation, all in accordance with the programs agreed on with the Catalan Health Service and the clinical guidelines.

For the last two decades, it has been the definitive reference center for diseases such as:

  • Eating Disorders (ADD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

  • First psychotic episodes

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The Service has also pioneered comprehensive care for addictive behaviors at these ages, primarily in patients with other psychiatric illnesses. In recent years, it has taken on an important role in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

In the field of education, the Service participates in the teaching of Undergraduate Medicine, Psychiatry, both in theoretical classes and seminars and onsite training, and Postgraduate degrees. It is also involved with training in Psychiatry and Child Psychology in MIRs and PIRs, which rotate according to the Service, and the work being done by students on masters degrees in Child Psychopathology at the University of Barcelona.

The Service has active several lines of ongoing research with numerous public and private research grants, both national and international, and with an increasing scientific production.

What are we dealing with?

These are the main healthcare issues that are treated in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Service.

Last year in numbers

Know the team

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Service consists of a broad multidisciplinary team specializing in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, social education and occupational therapy. Taking part as well are clinical and healthcare assistants, and administration personnel. In addition, there are three teachers from the Ministry of Education.

Each health professional works with respect, responsibility and commitment from their area of specialization, applying a personal attitude of continuous learning in the care of the child and adolescent affected by a mental disorder. In addition, the Service accompanies families in adapting to the disease process and helps them make the necessary changes to facilitate the rectification of the psychopathological disorder.

Luisa Lázaro Head of Service Psychiatrist

Assistive Devices

The healthcare activity of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Service is carried out with the following equipment:

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Eating Disorders in the first person

Appointment of Júlia, Patient
It was nice for me to know that there is a possible way out, that I will not always be anorexic.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) explained in the first person

Appointment of Aina, Patient
Patience and knowing what OCD really is. Do not judge. Understanding what it is, how it works, what symptoms it has and how the person suffering from it can feel.