Publications

Dispositional use of emotion regulation strategies and resting-state cortico-limbic functional connectivity.
Brain Imaging Behav 2017 Sep 2. Epub 2017 Sep 2.
Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Feixa Llarga s/n, 08907, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Quantifying dimensional severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder for neurobiological research.
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2017 Jul 1;79(Pt B):206-212. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Suite FG42, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada. Electronic address:

Basolateral amygdala-ventromedial prefrontal cortex connectivity predicts cognitive behavioural therapy outcome in adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
J Psychiatry Neurosci 2017 Jun 20;42(5):160215. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
From the Institut de Neuropsiquiatria i Addiccions, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona and IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), Barcelona, Spain (Fullana); CIBERSAM, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain (Fullana, Alonso, Cardoner, Real, López-Solà, Segalàs, Subirà, Menchón, Soriano-Mas); the Department of Psychiatry, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (Fullana, Cardoner); the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, and Division of Clinical Therapeutics, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA (Fullana, Zhu, Simpson); the Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain (Alonso, Real, Segalàs, Subirà, Menchón, Soriano-Mas); the Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Alonso, Menchón); the Depression and Anxiety Unit, Mental Health Department, Parc Taulí Sabadell University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain (Cardoner, López-Solà); the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA, and Columbia Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (Galfalvy); the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (Marsh); and the Department of Psychobiology and Methodology of Health Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain (Soriano-Mas).

Cortical thickness in obsessive-compulsive disorder: multisite mega-analysis of 780 brain scans from six centres.
Br J Psychiatry 2017 Jan 19;210(1):67-74. Epub 2016 May 19.
Jean-Paul Fouche, MSc, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Stefan du Plessis, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; Coenie Hattingh, MSc, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Annerine Roos, PhD, MRC Unit on Anxiety & Stress Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; Christine Lochner, PhD, MRC Unit on Anxiety & Stress Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; Carles Soriano-Mas, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain, Carlos III Health Institute, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Spain, and Department of Psychobiology and Methodology in Health Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; Joao R. Sato, PhD, Center of Mathematics, Computation and Cognition, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo Andre, Brazil and Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Neurociências Clínicas, Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Takashi Nakamae, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; Seiji Nishida, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; Jun Soo Kwon, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea and Institute of Human Behavioral Medicine, SNU-MRC, Seoul, Republic of Korea and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Wi Hoon Jung, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; David Mataix-Cols, PhD, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Marcelo Q. Hoexter, MD, PhD, Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Neurociências Clínicas, Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil and Department & Institute of Psychiatry, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Pino Alonso, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain and Carlos III Health Institute, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Spain, and Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain; Stella J. de Wit, MD, Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Dick J. Veltman, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Dan J. Stein, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa and MRC Unit on Anxiety & Stress Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; Odile A. van den Heuvel, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Brain alterations in low-frequency fluctuations across multiple bands in obsessive compulsive disorder.
Brain Imaging Behav 2016 Oct 22. Epub 2016 Oct 22.
Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Feixa Llarga s/n, 08907, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Structural covariance of neostriatal and limbic regions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
J Psychiatry Neurosci 2016 Mar;41(2):115-23
From the Psychiatry Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain (Subirà, Cano, Alonso, Cardoner, Menchón, Soriano-Mas); the Carlos III Health Institute, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Spain (Subirà, Alonso, Pujol, Menchón, Soriano-Mas); the Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Subirà, Cano, Alonso, Menchón); the Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (De Wit, Veltman, Van den Heuvel, Schweren); the Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (De Wit, Veltman, Van den Heuvel, Remijnse); the Department and Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil (Hoexter, Busatto, Miguel); the Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea (Kwon, Jang, Kim, Shin); the Institute of Human Behavioral Medicine, SNU-MRC, Seoul, Korea (Kwon, Jung); the Department of Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan (Nakamae, Narumoto, Fukui, Nishida, Sakai); the MRC Unit on Anxiety & Stress Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa (Lochner); Center of Mathematics, Computation and Cognition, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo Andre, Brazil (Sato); the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (Stein, Fouche); the MRI Research Unit, CRC Mar, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain (Pujol); Mental Health Department, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Spain (Cardoner); Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Cardoner); Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM G21, Barcelona, Spain (Pujol); the Department o

Incompleteness and not just right experiences in the explanation of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Psychiatry Res 2016 Feb 7;236:1-8. Epub 2016 Jan 7.
OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; CIBERSAM (Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental), Carlos III Health Institute, Spain. Electronic address:

Removing and reimplanting deep brain stimulation therapy devices in resistant OCD (when the patient does not respond): case report.
BMC Psychiatry 2016 Feb 6;16:26. Epub 2016 Feb 6.
Psychiatry Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), C/ Feixa Llarga s/n, 08907 Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Aetiological overlap between obsessive-compulsive related and anxiety disorder symptoms: multivariate twin study.
Br J Psychiatry 2016 Jan 22;208(1):26-33. Epub 2015 Oct 22.
Clara López-Solà, MSc, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital, CIBERSAM (G17), Barcelona and Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Spain; Leonardo F. Fontenelle, MD, PhD, Programa de Transtornos Obsessivo-Compulsivos e de Ansiedade, Instituto de Psiquiatria, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino (IDOR), Rio de Janeiro and Instituto de Saúde da Comunidade, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Minh Bui, PhD, John L. Hopper, PhD, Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Christos Pantelis, MD, PhD, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Murat Yücel, PhD, Monash Clinical and Imaging Neuroscience Laboratory, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Australia; José M. Menchón, MD, PhD, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital, CIBERSAM (G17), Barcelona and Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Spain; Pino Alonso, MD, PhD, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital, CIBERSAM (G17), Barcelona and Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Spain; Ben J. Harrison, PhD, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Predictive value of familiality, stressful life events and gender on the course of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
J Affect Disord 2015 Oct 2;185:129-34. Epub 2015 Jul 2.
Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital - Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain; Mental Health CIBER (CIBERSAM), Carlos III Health Institute, Spain; Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Animal models of obsessive-compulsive disorder: utility and limitations.
Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2015 4;11:1939-55. Epub 2015 Aug 4.
OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain ; Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain ; Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental, Carlos III Health Institute, Barcelona, Spain ; Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Brain structural correlates of sensory phenomena in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
J Psychiatry Neurosci 2015 Jul;40(4):232-40
Psychiatry Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL); Carlos III Health Institute, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM); and Department of Psychobiology and Methodology in Health Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcome and Predictors of Response.
PLoS One 2015 24;10(7):e0133591. Epub 2015 Jul 24.
OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain; CIBERSAM (Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental), Carlos III Health Institute, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Prevalence and heritability of obsessive-compulsive spectrum and anxiety disorder symptoms: A survey of the Australian Twin Registry.
Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2014 Jun 23;165B(4):314-25. Epub 2014 Apr 23.
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; CIBERSAM (Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental), Carlos III Health Institute, Madrid, Spain.

Brain structural imaging correlates of olfactory dysfunction in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2014 Apr 31;264(3):225-33. Epub 2013 Aug 31.
OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de Bellvitge, Bellvitge University Hospital, c/Feixa Llarga s/n, Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907, Barcelona, Spain,

Discovering brain regions relevant to obsessive-compulsive disorder identification through bagging and transduction.
Med Image Anal 2014 Apr 3;18(3):435-48. Epub 2014 Feb 3.
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Psychiatry Service, Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain; Carlos III Health Institute, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Spain.


Spanish version of the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS): psychometric properties and relation to obsessive beliefs.
Compr Psychiatry 2014 Jan 10;55(1):206-14. Epub 2013 Oct 10.
OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; CIBERSAM (Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental), Carlos III Health Institute, Spain; Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Amygdala activation and symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Br J Psychiatry 2014 Jan 21;204(1):61-8. Epub 2013 Nov 21.
Esther Via, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, and Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry & Melbourne Health, The University of Melbourne, National Neuroscience Facility, Melbourne, Australia; Narcís Cardoner, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, Carlos III Health Institute, CIBERSAM, Spain and Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Jesús Pujol, MD, MRI Research Unit, CRC Mar, Hospital de Mar, Barcelona, Spain; Pino Alonso, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, Carlos III Health Institute, CIBERSAM, Spain, and Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Marina López-Solà, PhD, MRI Research Unit, CRC Mar, Hospital de Mar, Barcelona, Spain and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA; Eva Real, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain and Carlos III Health Institute, CIBERSAM, Spain; Oren Contreras-Rodríguez, PhD, Carlos III Health Institute, CIBERSAM, Spain and MRI Research Unit, CRC Mar, Hospital de Mar, Barcelona, Spain; Joan Deus, PhD, MRI Research Unit, CRC Mar, Hospital de Mar, Barcelona, and Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Cinto Segalàs, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, and Carlos III Health Institute, CIBERSAM, Spain; José M. Menchón, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital-IDIBELL, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, Carlos III Health Institute, CIBERSAM, Spain, and Department of Clini

Neural correlates of obsessive-compulsive related dysfunctional beliefs.
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2013 Dec 2;47:25-32. Epub 2013 Aug 2.
OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain; CIBERSAM (Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental), Carlos III Health Institute, Spain; CRC-Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Brain structural alterations in obsessive-compulsive disorder patients with autogenous and reactive obsessions.
PLoS One 2013 30;8(9):e75273. Epub 2013 Sep 30.
Psychiatry Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain ; Carlos III Health Institute, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Barcelona, Spain.

Brain corticostriatal systems and the major clinical symptom dimensions of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Biol Psychiatry 2013 Feb 28;73(4):321-8. Epub 2012 Nov 28.
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne & Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Neural correlates of moral sensitivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012 Jul;69(7):741-9
Institut d’Alta Tecnologia–Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, Centro Radiológico Computerizado, Barcelona, Spain.

Increased morning adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH) levels in women with postpartum thoughts of harming the infant.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2011 Jul 17;36(6):924-8. Epub 2010 Dec 17.
Hospital Psiquiàtric Universitari Institut Pere Mata, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain.


A case-control study of sex differences in strategic processing and episodic memory in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Compr Psychiatry 2010 May-Jun;51(3):303-11. Epub 2009 Jul 9.
Department of Psychiatry, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinical and Research Unit, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge, Barcelona 08907, Spain.

Distinct correlates of hoarding and cleaning symptom dimensions in relation to onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder at menarche or the perinatal period.
Arch Womens Ment Health 2010 Feb 6;13(1):75-81. Epub 2009 Aug 6.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge Hospital, c/Feixa Llarga s/n, 08907, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Altered corticostriatal functional connectivity in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Arch Gen Psychiatry 2009 Nov;66(11):1189-200
Institut d'Alta Tecnologia-Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, Centro Radiológico Computerizado Corporació Sanitària, Barcelona, Spain.

A brain-derived neurotrophic factor haplotype is associated with therapeutic response in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Biol Psychiatry 2009 Oct 9;66(7):674-80. Epub 2009 Jul 9.
OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Department of Psychiatry, Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain.



Perceived parental rearing style in obsessive-compulsive disorder: relation to symptom dimensions.
Psychiatry Res 2004 Jul;127(3):267-78
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Príncipes de España, Ciudad Sanitaria y Universitaria de Bellvitge, c/ Feixa Llarga s/n 08907, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

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