Carlos Roncero


Carlos Roncero


Psychiatrist specialising in drug dependence and dual diagnosis. Hospital Val d´Hebrón.
Associate Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


He has taught numerous courses and lectures for pre- and post-graduate university students, doctors in training, psychiatrists, psychologist and general practicioners. He has also collaborated with international agencies, commities and societies such as the WPA, APAL, OEA and CELAD.


Dr. Roncero works in the Psychiatry Departament of the Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona), where he is the coordinator of the Outpatient Drug Clinic since 2006. His work includes a clinical position and a training residency, and he is involved in research trials of new medications for drug-dependent/dual-diagnosis patients, as well as the study of the neurobiological and clinical markers of addition.


He has received grants from ICIII and from PND for the study of the comorbidities and cocaine dependence, and was the principal investigator in clinical trials for treatament alcohol dependence, cocaine dependence and schizophrenia.


Dr. Roncero has authored 101 articles (in Spanish and English) and 75 book chapters, in addition to co-editing 10 books on the psychopharmacology of drug dependence, treatment of dual-bipolar/dual-schizophrenic patients, cannabis dependence, opiate dependence, personality disorders and schizophrenia.


Since May 2002, he has been a board member of the Spanish Society of Dual Diagnosis (Sociedad Española de Patología Dual), becoming vice-secretary in May 2008. He has been a board member of the dual pathology /dual disorders section of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) since December 2012.