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Andrea Pousada, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology and Sociology


Education

B.S. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Universidad of Santiago de Compostela
Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Psychoneuroendocrinology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University (Harvard Medical School – Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

Practice Areas

  • Clinical
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Applied Neuroscience
  • Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Research

Publications and Media Placements

L.J. Seidman, A. Pousada-Casal, S. Scala, E.C. Meyer, W.S. Stone, H.W. Thermenos, E. Molokotos, J. Agnew-Blais, M.T. Tsuang, S.V, Faraone. “Auditory Vigilance and Working Memory in Youth at Familial Risk for Schizophrenia or Affective Psychosis in the Harvard Adolescent Family High Risk Study”. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Nov;22 - 10, pp. 1026 - 1037. 15/11/2016.

Scala S, Pousada A, Stone WS, Thermenos HW, Manshreck TC, Tsuang MT, Faraone SV, Seidman LJ. “Verbal and visual-spatial memory impairment in youth at familial high risk for schizophrenia or affective psychosis: A pilot study”. Schizophr Res. 2013 Mar;144(1-3):122-8. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2012.11.027.

Ancín I., Cabranes J.A., Santos J.L., Sánchez-Morla E., Vázquez-Álvarez B., Rodríguez-Moya L., Pousada A., Fernández C., Aparicio A.,  Barabash A. "CHRNA7 haplotypes are associated with impaired sustained attention in euthymic bipolar disorder". J Affect Disord. 2011 May 6.

Books

Pousada Casal, A. "Study about problem solving and working memory on bipolar disorder patients in euthymia". Universidad Complutense de Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-693-2415-8. 2010.

Gelpi J.A., Catalina C., Guillén C., Pousada A. Book: “How to combat work stress". Chapter 1 (pp.41-66): "Introduction to the problem of stress in the workplace" Ibermutuamur. Corporación Mutua. ISBN: M-56999-2008. 2008.

Conference/Presentations

Mark A. Halko, Faranak Farzan, Andrea Pousada-Casal, Jeremy Schmahmann, Alvaro Pascual-Leone. Changes in Cortical Functional Connectivity Introduced with Intermittent Theta Burst TMS to the Cerebellum Assessed with fMRI. American Neurological Association’s 137th Annual Meeting. Poster. Boston, 2012.

Faranak Farzan, Mark A. Halko, Andrea Pousada-Casal, Jeremy D Schmahmann, Alvaro Pascual-Leone. Modulation and Assessment of the Cerebello-Cortical Connectivity through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Combined with Electroencephalography (EEG). American Neurological Association’s 137th Annual Meeting. Poster. Boston, 2012.

Andrea Pousada-Casal, Heidi W. Thermenos, Richard J. Juelich, Jill M. Goldstein, Susan W. Gabrieli, Nikos Makris,  Ming T. Tsuang, Stephen L. Buka, Larry J. Seidman. An FMRI Study Of Verbal Encoding In Persons With Bipolar Disorder or At Genetic Risk For Bipolar Disorder. Society of Biological Psychiatry 66th Annual Meeting (SOBP). Poster. San Francisco, 2011.

A. Pousada-Casal, L. J. Seidman, E. Sanchez-Morla, A. Barabash, B. Vazquez-Alvarez, J.L. Santos, I. Ancin, J. Lopez-Ibor, J.A. Cabranes. Planning and working memory in patients with bipolar disorder during euthymic periods. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR). Poster. Colorado, 2011.

Andrea Pousada-Casal, Heidi W. Thermenos, Richard J. Juelich, Jill M. Goldstein, Jo-Ann Donatelli, Anne Remington, Susan W. Gabrieli, Nikos Makris, Ming T. Tsuang, Stephen L. Buka, Larry J. Seidman. An FMRI Study Of Verbal Encoding In Persons With Bipolar Disorder Or At Genetic Risk For Bipolar Disorder. 2011 Harvard Psychiatry Research Day. Poster Session and Mysell Lecture. Poster. Boston, 2011.
 
H.W. Thermenos, S. Whitfield-Gabrieli, N. Makris, A.B. Brown, E.H. Lee, A. Pousada-Casal, S.V. Faraone, M.T. Tsuang, L.J. Seidman. Default network activity differentiates adolescent and young adult relatives of persons with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Harvard Psychiatry Research Day. Poster Session and Mysell Lecture. Poster. Boston, 2011.

Barabash A., Ancín A., Vázquez-Álvarez B., Santos J.L., Sánchez-Morla E., García-Jiménez MA, Pousada A., Jiménez D., Cabranes J.A. The deficit in sensory filtering in bipolar disorder patients is associated with polymorphisms of the COMT gene.  XIV National Conference of Psychiatry. Poster. Winner of best poster in Neuroscience of grave mental health diseases. Barcelona, 2010.

Vázquez-Álvarez B., Cabranes J.A., Ancín I, de la Vega I., Pousada A., Rodríguez L., Torrijos S., Rubio M.A., Saenz M., Barabash A. Hypothalamic-pituitary-axis and psychopathological profile in patients with morbid obesity. XIII National Conference of Psychiatry. Oral communication.

Mariño Campos M., De la Vega Rodríguez I., Rodríguez Moya L., Torrijos Romero S., Pousada Casal A., Ancín Martínez-Zaporta I., Teijeira Levet C., Martínez Fernández J.L., Barabash Bustelo A., López-Ibor Aliño J.J., Cabranes Díaz J.A. Study of verbal and visual memory in euthymic bipolar disorder patients.

I. Ancín Martínez-Zaporta, B. Vázquez-Álvarez, J.L. Santos Gómez, E. Sánchez-Morla, M. Mariño, S. Torrijos, A. Pousada, JL. Martínez, J.J. López-Ibor, J.A. Cabranes Díaz, A. Barabash Bustelo. Influence of variant val158met of the gene of the COMT on the visual memory of schizophrenic patients. XI National Congress of Psychiatry. Poster. Santiago de Compostela, 2007.

Honors and Awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Real Colegio Complutense (Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Harvard University). 2010-2011. Project award for outstanding graduate student.
  • Doctoral dissertation defended at Universidad Complutense de Madrid with highest honors (2009). Thesis selected for publication by Complutense University in 2010.
  • Winner of best poster in Neurocience. Madrid, 2009.
  • XI National Conference of Psychiatry. 3rd winner of papers communications. Poster. Santiago de Compostela, 2007.