Profile Dr Maite Ferrin

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Maite Ferrin

<strong>01</strong> Education

  • MD, University of Navarre, Spain (2001)
  • Specialist Degree in Psychiatry, Pamplona, Spain (2006)
  • MSc, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (2006)
  • European PhD in Neurosciences, University of Granada/King’s College London (2010)

<strong>02</strong> Professional experience

  • Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Principal Investigator, Re:Cognition Health (2017 – present)
  • ​Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (2017 – present)
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, The Huntercombe Group (2014 – 2016)
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, CSM Estella, Navarre, Spain (2010 – 2014)
  • Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Jaen, Spain (2006-2010).

<strong>03</strong> Professional membership

  • The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)
  • The Association of Child and Adolescents Mental Health UK (ACAMH)
  • Member of the EAGG (European Clinical Guidelines Group)
  • Member of the EUNETHYDIS (European Network Group for Hyperkinetic disorders):

<strong>04</strong> Teaching posts

  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Southampton (2015 – present)



<strong>05</strong> Prizes and awards

  • Awarded ECAP-ADHD paper of the year for European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the European Society for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. “Ferrin M, et al. Evaluation of attitudes towards treatment in adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”, in 2012.
  • “Jeronimo de Ayanz” Award for Training plan and Innovation and Development, by Miguel Servet Public Foundation, Spain, in 2010/2011.
  • Awarded the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program for International Scholars in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, in 2010.

<strong>06</strong> Public positions

  • Vice President, The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) (2018 – present)
  • Deputy Editor, IACAPAP Bulletin (2014 – present)
  • Monitoring committee member of the European ADHD Continuum Programme


<strong>07</strong> Publications and conferences

  • For all of Dr Ferrin’s publications:
  • Santa Marina L, Lertxundi N, …Ferrin M. (2020) Maternal Ferritin Levels during Pregnancy and ADHD Symptoms in 4-Year-Old Children: Results from the INMA-INfancia y Medio Ambiente (Environment and Childhood) Prospective Birth Cohort Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(7704):7704,
  • Samuele Cortese, Philip Asherson, Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Tobias Banaschewski, Daniel Brandeis, Jan Buitelaar, David Coghill, David Daley, Marina Danckaerts, Ralf W Dittmann, Manfred Doepfner, Maite Ferrin, Chris Hollis, Martin Holtmann, Eric Konofal, Michel Lecendreux, Paramala Santosh, Aribert Rothenberger, César Soutullo, Hans-Christoph Steinhausen, Eric Taylor, Saskia Van der Oord, Ian Wong, Alessandro Zuddas, Emily Simonoff (2020). ADHD management during the COVID-19 pandemic: guidance from the European ADHD Guidelines Group. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 4(6): 412–414. Published online 2020 Apr 17. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30110-3
  • Ferrin M (2020) Education in Mental Health. In book: Mental Health and Illness of Children and Adolescents.DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-2348-4_41
  • Sahuquillo-Leal R, Ghosn F, Ferrin M et al. (2019). Jumping to conclusions in autism: integration of contextual information and confidence in decision-making processes. Europ Child and Adolescent Pyschiatry (in press)
  • Banaschewski T, Belsham B, Bloch MH, Ferrin M, Johnson M, Kustow J, Robinson S, Zuddas A (2018) Supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nutr Health. doi: 10.1177/0260106018772170.
  • Berto C, Ferrin M, Barbera M, Livianos L, Rojo L, García-Blanco A. (2017) Abnormal emotional processing in maltreated children diagnosed of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (2017). Child Abuse & Neglect Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Nov;73:42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.020
  • Ruiz-Veguilla M, Moreno-Granados J, Salcedo-Marin MD, Barrigon ML, Blanco-Morales MJ, Igunza E, Cañabate A, Garcia MD, Guijarro T, Diaz-Atienza F, Ferrin M. (2017) Sex-specific cognitive abnormalities in early-onset psychosis. Rev Bras Psiquiatr 39(1):28-35. doi: 10.1590/1516-4446-2015-1807.
  • Daley D, van der Oord, Ferrin M, et al. (2018) Pactitioner Review: Current best practice in the use of parent training and other behavioural interventions in the treatment of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 59(9):932-947. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12825
  • Simonoff E, Banascheski T, Buitelaar J, et al. on behalf of the EAGG group. (2016) Methlphenidate for ADHD in children and adolescents: throwing the baby out with the bathwater. EBMH Evidence-Based Mental Health (in press).
  • Ferrin M, Sonuga-Barke E, Daley D,  Danckaerts M, van der Oord S, Buitelaar J. NON-PHARMACOLOGIC TREATMENTS FOR ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD). IACAPAP Textbook (
  • Cortese S, Ferrin M, Brandeis D, et al. (2016). Neurofeedback for Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Meta-analysis of clinical and neuropsychological outcomes from Randomized Controlled trials. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry (in press).
  • Ferrin M, Perez-Ayala V, El-Abd S, Lax-Pericall T, Jacobs B, Bilbow A, Taylor E. (2016) A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of a Psychoeducation Program for Families of Children and Adolescents With ADHD in the United Kingdom: Results After a 6-Month Follow-Up. J Atten Disord.
  • Cortese S, Ferrin M, Brandeis D, Buitelaar J, Daley D, Dittmann R, Holtman M, Santosh P, Stringaris A, Zuddas A, Sonuga-Barke E. (2015) Cognitive Training for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Meta-Analysis of Clinical and Neuropsychological outcomes from Randomized Controlled Trials. J Am Acad Child Adoles Psych 2015 Mar;54(3):164-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.12.010. Epub 2014 Dec 29. Review. Erratum in: J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 May;54(5):433.
  • Stevenson J, Sonuga-Barke E, Taylor E, Buitelaar J, Cortese S, Ferrin M , Konofal E, Lecendreux M ,Simonoff E, Wong I, and Sergeant J. (2013). The role of diet in the treatment of ADHD: Methodological considerations and clinical implications. Journal of Child Psychol and Psychiatry 2014 May; 55(5):416-27. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12215.
  • Ferrin, M., Vance A. (2014) Differential effects of anxiety and depressive symptoms on working memory components in children and adolescents with ADHD combined type and ADHD inattentive type. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry DOI: 10.1007/s00787-013-0509-4
  • Sonuga-Barke EJS, Brandeis D, Cortese S, Daley D, Ferrin M, Holtmann M, Stevenson J, Danckaerts M, van der Oord S, Döpfner M, Dittmann R, Simonoff E, Zuddas A, Banaschewski T, Buitelaar J, Coghill D, Hollis C, Konofal E, Lecendreux M, Wong I, and Sergeant J, on behalf of European ADHD Guidelines Group (2013) Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials of dietary and psychological treatments. American Journal of Psychiatry 170(3):275-89.
  • Moreno-Granados J, Salcedo-Marin D, Ruiz-Veguilla M, Ferrin M. (2013). Neuropsychological assessment of memory in child and adolescent first episode psychosis: “The Paradox Effect” Revista de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental S1888-9891(13)00060-8. doi: 10.1016/j.rpsm.2013.04.001.
  • Sonuga-Barke E, Brandeis D, Cortese S, Daley D, Danckaerts M, Döpfner M, Ferrin M, Holtmann M, Van der Oord S; European ADHD Guidelines Group. (2013) Response to chronis-tuscano et Al. And arns and strehl. Am J Psychiatry. 170(7):800-2. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.13020208r.
  • Vance A, Ferrin M, Winther J, Gomez R. (2013). Examination of spatial working memory performance in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder combined type (ADHD-CT) and anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 41:891-900
  • Ruiz-Veguilla M, Barrigón ML, Hernández L, Rubio JL, Gurpegui M, Sarramea F, Cervilla J, Gutiérrez B, James A, Ferrin M. (2013) Dose-response effect between cannabis use and psychosis liability in a non-clinical population: Evidence from a snowball sample. J Psychiatr Res. Aug; 47(8):1036-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.03.003.
  • Ferrin M; Moreno-Granados JM; Salcedo-Marin MD; Ruiz-Veguilla M; Viviana Perez-Ayala V; Taylor E. (2013) Evaluation of a psychoeducation programme for parents of children and adolescents with ADHD; immediate and long-term effects using a blind randomized controlled trial. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1007/s00787-013-0494-7
  • Ferrin M, Vance A. (2012) Examination of neurological subtle signs in ADHD as a clinical tool for the diagnosis and their relationship to spatial working memory. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53(4):390-400
  • Ferrin M, Ruiz-Veguilla M, Blanc-Betes M, El Abd S, Lax-Pericall T, Sinclair M, and Taylor E. (2012) Evaluation of attitudes towards treatment in adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) –Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Jul; 21(7):387-401.
  • Salcedo-Marin D, Moreno-Granados J, Ruiz-Veguilla M, Ferrin M. (2012) Evaluation of Planning Dysfunction in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorders using the Zoo Map Task. Child Psychiatry and Human Development (Jun 24, DOI: 10.1007/s10578-012-0317)
  • Ruiz-Veguilla M, Barrigón ML, Diaz FJ, Ferrin M, Moreno-Granados J, Salcedo MD, Cervilla J, Gurpegui M. (2012) The duration of untreated psychosis is associated with social support and temperament. Psychiatry Res. 30; 200(2-3):687-92.
  • Ferrin M, Taylor E. (2011) Child and caregiver issues in treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder: education, adherence and treatment choice. Future Neurology Vol. 6 (3), 399-413.
  • Montoya, F. Colom, M. Ferrin. (2011) Is psychoeducation for parents and teachers of children and adolescents with ADHD efficacious? A systematic literature review. (2011) European Psychiatry, Volume 26, (3), 166-175
  • JL Rubio, M Ruiz-Veguilla, L Hernández, ML Barrigón, MD Salcedo, JM Moreno, E Gómez, S Moritz, M Ferrin. (2011) Jumping to conclusions in psychosis: A faulty appraisal. Schizophrenia Research, Volume 133, Issues 1–3, 199-204
  • Ruiz-Veguilla M, Gurpegui M, Barrigón ML, Ferrín M, et al. (2009) Fewer neurological soft signs among first episode psychosis patients with heavy cannabis use. Schizophrenia Research, 107:158-164
  • Ferrin M, Gledhill J, Kramer T, Elena Garralda M. (2009) Factors influencing primary care attendance in adolescents with high levels of depressive symptoms. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 44(10):825-33.
  • Ruiz-Veguilla M, Cervilla JA, Barrigón ML, Ferrín M, Gutiérrez B, Gordo E, Anguita M, Brañas A, Fernández-Logroño J, Gurpegui M. (2008) Neurodevelopmental markers in different psychopathological dimensions of first episode psychosis: the ESPIGAS study. Eur Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 23(8):533-40
  • Banaschewski T, Belsham B, Bloch MH, Ferrin M, Johnson M, Kustow J, Robinson S, Zuddas A. Supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nutr Health. 2018 Jan. doi: 10.1177/0260106018772170.
  • Sahuquillo-Leal R, Ghosn F, Moreno-Giménez A, Almansa B, Serrano-Lozano E, Ferrin M, Cañada-Martínez A, Vento M, García-Blanco A. Jumping to conclusions in autism: integration of contextual information and confidence in decision-making processes. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2019 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s00787-019-01409-2

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