Dr. José Luis Carrasco is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the Complutense University of Madrid and Head of Section at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, where he directs the Personality and Behavior Disorders Unit.
He obtained a Bachelor's degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a specialist degree in Psychiatry from the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. He was a Neurobiological Research Fellow in Anxiety Disorders at Columbia University in New York. Since then he has developed a continuous research work in affective disorders and especially focused on the investigation of impulsive aggressive behaviors and impulsive personality disorders.
He is the author of numerous articles in prestigious scientific journals that reflect pioneering lines of research in the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder, including studies of emotional brain response, neurochemical dysfunctions, and hypothalamic-pituitary stress response abnormalities.
His clinical activity is carried out in the Personality and Behavioral Disorders Unit of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with borderline personality disorders and other primary aggressive-impulsive disorders, not secondary to psychotic disorders. It organizes the teaching of undergraduate Medicine students and postgraduate programs, directing doctoral theses and leading continuing education programs for healthcare professionals.
He is principal investigator of the Behavioral and Personality Disorders Group of the San Carlos Health Research Institute (IdISSC) and has led numerous national and international research projects in this area. He has been founding President of the Spanish Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, is Director of the Borderline Personality Disorder project of the National Health Strategy and promoter of the EUNET European Network for the study of impulsive personality disorders. personality.