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Department of child and adolescent psychiatry

Prof. Dr. Jordi Sasot Llevadot
child and adolescent psychiatry

About the department

The child and adolescent psychiatry department at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona provide high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services in child and adolescent mental health. The department comprises a multidisciplinary professional team of specialists in child and adolescent psychiatry and clinical psychology. The consultation begins with an initial conversation with the family, after which the patient is assigned appropriate medical and psychometric examinations. Psychiatrists prescribe a variety of psychological tests to recognize the child's pathology. The diagnostic process ends with a re-interview patient, during which a report on the results is provided. The child's parents or guardians receive a document including the study, diagnostic hypotheses, and therapeutic guidelines. Doctors select therapy individually, depending on the clinical picture of the patient.

The medical team deals with mental illness in early childhood, school-age and adolescence. Doctors provide psychological therapy for functional behavioural disorders, psychosomatic disorders, and mood and eating disorders. In addition, the department organizes advanced training courses for child and adolescent psychiatrists, paediatricians, family doctors, psychologists and speech therapists.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Functional conduct disorders
  • Eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Delay in intellectual, psychomotor, speech and language development
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Emotional disorders, anxiety
  • Mood disorders (dysthymia, depression and mania)
  • Post-anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
  • Mental illnesses (schizophrenia)

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) 
  • The measure of the blood pressure 
  • Personality tests
  • Achievement tests
  • Attitude tests
  • Emotional intelligence tests
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • Projective tests
  • Observation tests

Treatment:

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Help with learning at school
  • Tips for parents
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy 
  • Interpersonal therapy 
  • Psychodynamic therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Solution focussed therapy 
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Other treatment options
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1983 Medical Specialist in Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Master's Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology from the Faculty of Pharmacology and Psychiatry of the Autonomous University of Barcelona with an excellent grade

Experience

  • Head of the Department of Paidopsychiatry, Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the Spanish Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Member of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Member of the Catalan Society of Pediatrics
  • Member of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Mental Health and Addictions Master Plan of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Former President of the Catalan Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands
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