David Fraguas MD, PhD

David Fraguas MD, PhD

David Fraguas is a doctor with a degree in medicine from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a doctor in the history of medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a specialist in psychiatry from the Gregorio Marañón University Hospital. Dr Fraguas works professionally in clinical, teaching and research areas, and his clinical activity focuses on the care of children, adolescents and young people with emotional problems and neurodevelopmental disorders (such as autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders). He is part of the clinical team of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service’s AMI-TEA programme at Gregorio Marañón University Hospital, and is an expert in the care of mental and behavioural health problems in people with genetic syndromes (such as 22q11 syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, chromosome 15 syndromes, syndromes related to the BAF complex and others). He is also an Honorary Member of the 22q Association of Spain.

As a teacher, he is an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid and a visiting professor at the Contemporary School of Humanities. Dr Fraguas also teaches the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Mental Health Research at the Center for Biomedical Research in Mental Health Network (CIBERSAM, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities) and teaches numerous courses to mental health professionals on neuroscience, psychopharmacology and psychopathology.

He is a clinical researcher at the Gregorio Marañón Health Research Institute and a researcher at CIBERSAM, where he coordinates the national cohort of first psychotic episodes. In recent years he has been interested in the study of subjectivity, the history of mental health medicine and psychopathology. He has published, among other books, The importance of hours (Miguel Hernández de Poesía Award, 2008) and Cervantes and psychotherapy ("Academia del Hispanismo" International Prize for scientific and critical research on Spanish literature, 2015).


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