Dr. Elena Padrell

Dr. Elena Padrell 


 American Board Certified psychiatrist

Professional profile

Specialty: Psychopharmacology of adults, adolescents and the elderly.

Centro: Centre Passeig de Gràcia

Address: Paseo de Gracia 12, 1ª Planta

Telephone Number: 93 492 03 72


Visiting hours of the center

Monday:         10:00 – 14:00 | 16:00 – 19:00

Tuesday:         10:00 – 14:00 | 16:00 – 19:00

Wednesday:   10:00 – 14:00 | 16:00 – 19:00

Thursday:       10:00 – 14:00 | 16:00 – 19:00

Friday:             10:00 – 14:00 | 16:00 – 19:00

Academical Background

Medical doctor by the Autonomic University of Barcelona, Medical school.

PhD in pharmacology basic research, by University of Barcelona. Cum laude on Purification and biochemical characterisation of G proteins. Functional study applied to the field of psychopharmacology . Research work done at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tx. and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, under the direction of Dr Ravi Yengar, PhD.

Psychiatry categorical residency program at Mount Sinai, Medical Center, New York. NY

Master of clinical psychopharmacology. Neuroscience Institute, University of San Diego, Ca.  Directed by Dr Stephen M. Stahl.

She has contributed and published several basic and clinical research studies.

More than 25 years of professional practice in the USA, which continues to alternate with her consultation in Spain. Both InPt as well as Out Pt settings. Five years medical directorship , psychiatric unit at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware, USA.  Extensive experience using the multidisciplinary therapeutic approach, with psychopharmacology, psychodynamic psychotherapy,  and as appropriate, social/family work assistance.

Special interest in:  affective and anxiety disorders, i.e. depression, bipolar, OCD. Solid experience treating PTSD at American Veteran Administration facilities. Pharm management of personality disorders. Evaluation and treatment of psychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disorders, i.e. dementias, Parkinson’s, MS, etc.

She has also worked as a consultant in several countries such as India and New Zealand. Particular interest in cross cultural psychiatry issues.

Psychiatrist in Barcelona and Reus

In Catalan, Spanish and English

Children and Adolescents

  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacological treatment management
  • Treatment resistant disorders


  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacological treatment management
  • Treatment resistant disorders


  • Guide lines for Emotional Problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • School – academic problems
  • Guidance on drug use, addiction vs dependence.

Third Age

  • Evaluation of psycho-geriatric disorders
  • Psychopharmacological treatment and psychotherapy
  • Guidance to family and caregivers
  • Dependency and Disability Procedures


  • Help with career options and changes
  • Stress management, burn-out at work
  • Conflict resolution
  • Orientation in multiculturalism

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Privacy and Confidentiality

Centre Passeig de Gràcia

Carrer del Consell de Cent 325, Prpal. 1º

08007 Barcelona


C/Antoni Gaudi 9, 1er, 2ª

43202 Reus




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