Dr Maite Ferrin
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
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ADHD/ADD in children and adolescents
Dr Maite Ferrin is an experienced consultant psychiatrist specialising in working with children and adolescents. Her areas of expertise include Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder ADHD/ADD, Autistic Spectrum Condition/Autism, anxiety, depression, behavioural problems, tics, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr Ferrin graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2001, and was qualified as Specialist in General Psychiatry in 2005. She has gained a MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health by Kings College London and then a European PhD in Neuroscience in 2010, receiving Cum Laude/Distinction as final mark.
Treatment with Dr Ferrin is based on the latest scientific evidence and clinical guidelines, however unique and tailored in order to ensure the best outcome for each specific patient. She combines non-pharmacological methods, such as psychoeducation, interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and medical treatments too where appropriate. Throughout her career, ADHD and ADD have been a key area of interest for her. She has a broad experience in managing ADD/ADHD in girls, and ADD/ADHD with different comorbidities including autism and anxiety/depression.
Dr Ferrin has published widely, with many articles and book chapters to her name in the filed of ADHD and ASD mainly. She holds several notable positions including being the Vice President of The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) and is Deputy Editor for the IACAPAP Bulletin. She has also been an honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Southampton since 2015. She is part of the EAGG (European ADHD Guidelines Group) and the Eunethydis Group, both them consisting of independent international researchers and leaders in the ADHD/ADD field. She is also part of the Steering Committee for the Continuum Programme, a European educational program on ADHD. She has a special interest on girls with ADHD/ADD and all their comorbid conditions.
Dr Ferrin also does regular medico-legal work.
Experience in managing ADD/ADHD in girls
Areas of Expertise
What is ADHD?Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects behavior and begins in childhood.&a…
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a range of similar conditions that affect a person’s social skills, communication, interaction, interests and behavi…
Feeling anxious is normal at times, and is a normal response to a stressful situation, before making an important decision, or before an exam…
What is depression?Depression is a mental illness characterised mainly by a prolonged and severe feeling of sadness…
Most young children will show behavioural issues to an extent during their development, which are to be…
What is paediatric psychiatry?Paediatric psychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of…
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I highly recommend Dr Ferrin to any persons considering undertaking an assessment in AS/ADHD conditions as she has extensive knowledge/expertise in this area.
Made to feel very welcome by alli members of staff. Email comms are excellent and Df Ferrin was fantastic with our son at the initial appointment and since then
Dr Ferrin´s thorough understanding clinical assessment of my son´s mental health changed our whole families lives for the better
Dr Ferrin is an astute, straightforward, reassuring doctor who is very good with my teenage daughter and explains things to her in an unpatronisng way
I took my son here son 17th Nov to get an ADHD Assessment, Dr. Maite Ferrin was very lovely, warm welcoming and reassuring, it was a pleasant experience and worth every penny. Thank you