Mara Parellada MD, PhD

Mara Parellada MD, PhD

Psychiatrist, university specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Institute of Psychiatry in London). Doctor of Medicine (European Doctorate).

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Complutense University of Madrid. Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) since July 2015.

Professor in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of the Gregorio Marañón University Hospital since 2000. Creator and coordinator of AMITEA, a comprehensive health care service for ASD in the Community of Madrid, declared to be a Good Care Practice by the Ministry of Health and the Complex Diagnostic Unit in 2016. Co-creator of the website for familiarisation with the healthcare environment of patients with ASD. Awarded the Health Prize 2018 by Sanitaria 2000 in the Medicine category. Award from the Asperger Association of Madrid and from the Autism Federation of Madrid for her work promoting medical care for ASD. Principal researcher for autism characteristics at the HGUGM since 2007, focusing on the neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), autism-psychosis overlap, searching for biomarkers, new therapeutic targets and improving care for autism. Researcher at CIBERSAM (Center for Biomedical Research in Mental Health Network).

Areas of clinical specialisation: Neurodevelopmental disorders, Autism Diagnosis and Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, adolescent pathology. Diagnosis. Crisis intervention. Psychopharmacology. Guidance for parents. Supportive psychotherapy.

Multiple scientific articles in international journals:


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