Neuroimaging of Mental Disorders

Research group

Group Leader

Oscar Vilarroya Oliver

This group is a multidisciplinary research group with the objective of studying the neuroanatomical and neurofunctional bases of specific mental and neurological disorders, as well as specific cognitive, emotional and motivational functions among the general population, using structural and functional magnetic resonance techniques. At present, the group has the following research lines active in neuroimaging: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other impulsivity disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, and other studies in the general population.




Daniel Bergé Baquero (Researcher)

Romina Cortizo Vidal (Researcher)

Main Publications

• Hoekzema E, Barba-Müller E, Pozzobon C, Picado M, Lucco F, García-García D, Soliva JC, Tobeña A, Desco M, Crone EA, Ballesteros A, Carmona S, Vilarroya O. Pregnancy leads to long-lasting changes in human brain structure. Nat Neurosci 2017; 20(2): 287-296. IF 17.839. D1.

• Hoogman M, Bralten J, Hibar DP, Mennes M, Zwiers MP, Schweren LS, van Hulzen KJ, Medland SE, Shumskaya E, Jahanshad N, Zeeuw P, Szekely E, Sudre G, Wolfers T, Onnink AM, Dammers JT, Mostert JC, Vives-Gilabert Y, Kohls G, et al. Subcortical brain volume differences in participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults: a cross-sectional mega-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry 2017; 4(4): 310-319. IF 11.588. D1.

• Mas S, Gassó P, Torra M, Bioque M, Lobo A, González-Pinto A, Olmeda MS, Corripio I, Vieta E, Castro-Fornieles J, Rodríguez-Jiménez R, Bobes J, Usall J, Llerena A, Saiz-Ruiz J, Bernardo M, Lafuente A, PEPs Group (...Bergé D...). Intuitive pharmacogenetic dosing of risperidone according to CYP2D6 phenotype extrapolated from genotype in a cohort of first episode psychosis patients. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 2017; 27(7): 647-656. IF 4.239. Q1.

• Pretus C, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Richarte V, Corrales M, Picado M, Carmona S, Vilarroya O. Time and psychostimulants: Opposing long-term structural effects in the adult ADHD brain. A longitudinal MR study. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 2017; 27(12): 1238-1247. IF 4.239. Q1.

• Mezquida G, Cabrera B, Bioque M, Amoretti S, Lobo A, González-Pinto A, Espliego A, Corripio I, Vieta E, Castro-Fornieles J, Bergé D, Escartí MJ, Ibáñez Á, Penadés R, Sánchez-Torres AM, Bernardo M, PEPs Group (...Bulbena A, Mané A...). The course of negative symptoms in first-episode schizophrenia and its predictors: A prospective two-year follow-up study. Schizophr Res 2017; 189: 84-90. IF 3.986. Q1.


Clinical Trials Signed in 2017

• Aripiprazol una vez al mes frente al tratamiento antipsicótico atípico oral una vez al día en pacientes con esquizofrenia de aparición reciente: estudio observacional, no intervencionista

- Register: ARI-MGD-2016-01

- Principal investigator: Bergé Baquero, Daniel



• Galindo L. Neurological soft signs, temperament and schizotypy in patients with schizophrenia and unaffected relatives: an FMRI study. Autonomous University of Barcelona

- Director: Bergé Baquero, Daniel; Pérez, V

- Date of defense: 24/04/201



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