Dr Monica Ramirez is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She trained at the Maudsley Hospital in London and is currently working in an NHS clinic and the private sector. Previously, Dr Ramirez trained as a general psychiatrist in Hospital de La Princesa, Spain.
Dr Ramirez has a bio-psycho-social approach to Mental Health.
This means she sees mental health problems emerging from a combination of factors including biological (e.g. genetics) psychological, family and environmental factors (e.g school, community). Dr Ramirez covers all areas of child psychiatry.
She also has particular expertise in depression/anxiety, ADHD and psychosis.
Dr Ramirez endeavours to involve both the family and the child/young person in the initial assessment and should it be helpful
(e.g. ADHD assessment) obtain school feedback in order to undertake a thorough assessment.
She has extensive experience in using medication to treat mental health problems.
However, she also explores other options, including psycho-education, individual talking therapy, parenting interventions, family therapy (among others) before considering starting a new medication.
Dr Ramirez endeavours to empower her patients to be part of the decision-making process regarding the best medication and treatment plan, by discussing the various options including different types of psychological therapies and any potential side effects of the medication.
She consults in English and Spanish.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Doctor of Medicine (LMS), Universidad de Medicina, Malaga, Spain. 2000
Qualified Psychiatrist, Hospital de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain. 2005
GMC Specialist Register Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist. From 28th August 2014
Section 12 approved and Approved Clinician status.