Neuroimaging of Mental Disorders

 Research group

Group Leader

Òscar 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

• Kong XZ, Mathias SR, Guadalupe T, Glahn DC, Franke B, Crivello F, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Fisher SE, Thompson PM, Francks C, ENIGMA Laterality Working Group (...Vilarroya O...). Mapping cortical brain asymmetry in 17,141 healthy individuals worldwide via the ENIGMA Consortium. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018; 115(22): E5154-E5163. IF 9.504. D1.

• Marcos-Vidal L, Martínez-García M, Pretus C, García-García D, Martínez K, Janssen J, Vilarroya O, Castellanos FX, Desco M, Sepulcre J, Carmona S. Local functional connectivity suggests functional immaturity in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Hum Brain Mapp 2018; 39(6): 2442-2454. IF 4.927. Q1.

• Gassó P, Mas S, Bioque M, Cabrera B, Lobo A, González-Pinto A, Díaz-Caneja CM, Corripio I, Vieta E, Castro-Fornieles J, Sarró S, Mané A, Sanjuan J, Llerena A, Lafuente A, Saiz-Ruiz J, Bernardo M, PEPs Group (...,Bergé D, Bulbena A,...). Impact of NTRK2, DRD2 and ACE polymorphisms on prolactin levels in antipsychotic-treated patients with first-episode psychosis. J Psychopharmacol 2018; 32(6): 702-710. IF 4.738. D1.

• Torrent C, Reinares M, Martínez-Arán A, Cabrera B, Amoretti S, Corripio I, Contreras F, Sarró S, González-Pinto A, Lobo A, Cuesta MJ, Sánchez-Torres A, Bergé D, Castro-Fornieles J, Moreno C, Bernardo M, Vieta E, PEPS group. Affective versus first-episode non-affective first-episode psychoses: A longitudinal study. J Affect Disorders 2018; 238: 297-304. IF 3.786. Q1.


Clinical Trials Signed in 2018

• 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



• Güell X. The role of the cerebellum in movement, thought, and emotion. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

- Director: Vilarroya O.

- Date of defense: 28/05/2018










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