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Hospital Particular Alvor


Atendimento Urgente

Hospital Particular Gambelas

Superior a 1H30

Atendimento Urgente



Hospital Particular da Madeira


Atendimento Urgente



Madeira Medical Center


Atendimento Urgente

Prof. Dr.ª Carina Freitas


HPA Units


Child Psychiatry
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    Convenção RAM/IASaúde


Portuguese, English and Spanish


July 2020


Medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (2000).
Master´s degree in Neurosciences at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (2008).
Specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hospital D. Estefânia, Lisbon (2008).
Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2019).
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences and Neurosciences at the University of Toronto, Canada (2020).
Postgraduate course in Media & Medicine at Harvard Medical School, US (2020).
Master in Advanced Music-therapy and its applications at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2021).

Professional Experience

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since 2008.
Areas of special interest: infancy, autism spectrum disorder, sleeping disorders, music-based interventions, health communication,arts in health.

Academic / Teaching Experience

Author, co-author and reviewer in national and international scientific meetings and journals.
Invited Assistant Professor (psychology and mental health) for medical students at the University of Madeira in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon University (Since 2009).
Advanced Training of Trainers (2002).
Coordinator of the postgraduate course in Neuroscience of Music at Catholic University of Portugal (since january 2021).
Ph.D. project completed at the Autism Research Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Neuroimaging Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (2014-2020).

Practice Areas at the HPA Group

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry consultations.

Music therapy - therapeutic groups with adolescents. 

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