Day hospital for adolescents in Madrid and Barcelona

We are a specialized center for adolescent mental health. With more than 10 years of experience, we help young people with addiction to new technologies, eating behavior disorders, behavioral disorders, general emotional discomfort and addiction to toxic substances, as well as many other difficulties that arise at a time of change as delicate as the adolescence.

Through a multidisciplinary therapy model,, we make a comprehensive approach, that is, we work in the personal and individual, social and family sphere of the adolescent, since we know that all these aspects directly influence their well-being.

Disorders treated in the Desconect@ Program

Addiction to new technologies

Addiction and/or abuse to mobile phones, social networks and video games: we work to make good use of a tool that is very useful when used well, but when abused it becomes highly dangerous.

Video game addiction

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included video game addiction as a mental disorder. This addiction causes an increase in the desire to play and a substitution of activities to be hooked on the screen.

Behavioral disorders

They manifest themselves with problems in self-control of behavior and emotions, violating the rights of others and can lead the adolescent to major conflicts against the norms of society or with authority figures.

Eating behavior disorder (ED)

Eating Behavior Disorder (ED) is a disease with serious consequences for the physical and psychological health of those who suffer from it and for their families. Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder, generate obsession with weight, image and diet.

General Psychiatry Unit (UPG)

When we talk about problems typical of a General Psychiatry Unit (UPG), we are referring to a wide range of difficulties that range from emotional management problems and anxiety, to high-risk behaviors. In any case, we will be facing difficulties that do not allow the adolescent to carry out the activities of his daily life.

Substance addiction

A fundamental characteristic of substance dependence is the appearance of a series of behavioral, cognitive and physiological symptoms that indicate that the patient continues to consume the toxic substance despite the appearance of significant problems related to it.

Testimonials and student-patients in Desconect@

A Disconnect student tells us how he has recovered from an addiction and emotional distress 💙
A student of Desconect @ tells us how an addiction to screens has been recovered 🎮💻
Desconect@ student tells us how she has learned to manage her emotions 💙

Operation of the Day Hospital

More than 10 years of experience

Extensive experience achieving great results in all kinds of disorders in adolescents.

Extensive experience achieving great results in all kinds of disorders in adolescents.

Personalized clinical care with direct contact with the reference professional. Intensive afternoon treatment with therapeutic coexistence.

Unique individualized treatment

Small groups of maximum 10 patients. We divide groups by AGES and PROBLEMS. Direct telephone number of the referring therapist for daily treatment management

Multidisciplinary therapy model

Group, individual and family therapy. Occupational and therapeutic workshops. Assistance in the day to day to the family.

Family support

Individual family therapy for the family with the referring therapist. Groups of families (divided by group of children) voluntary and monthly

Hospital de día Madrid y Barcelona

Methodology and functions of the Day Hospital

At Disconnected Day Hospital The patient is not a number, he is one more member of our house and we take care of him through a high level of demand and a lot of love.

Therapeutic group

The group is a fundamental part of the treatment. In it are created healthy links , respect, camaraderie, shame, social relationships, self-esteem…

Methodology in therapies

Group therapy takes place small groups separated by sex, age and problem. Topics that concern patients every day are addressed, setting goals and thus getting them to commit to change.
We focus on something different in our group therapies and it is the concept of mutual help, so they learn to help others while feeling helped. Thus, we manage to promote such important aspects as empathy, patience, active listening, tolerance.

The patient needs to feel close to their reference therapist, receive individual therapy and have the contact of the professional to ask for help when necessary.

One of the most important and significant areas for adolescents is their family. There they learn to relate, to communicate.

Family therapy is the space in which a family or some of its members meet, with the direct supervision of a therapist to help resolve emotional/psychological disorders that have any of its components.

The whole family benefits from these sessions, as individual and group problems are dealt with.

Therapeutic goals:

    • Family communication.
    • Family empathy.
    • Organization.
    • Coexistence.
    • The relations between the members.
    • Rules and limits.
  • Problem acceptance
  • Healthy and organized routine
  • Good family life
  • Control of emotions
  • Healthy habits: food, sports and studies
  • Maintain an active and healthy social life
  • Maintain vital order
  • No more harmful behavior

Hospital de Día Desconect@ is aimed at all those patients who need comprehensive help, with direct control and supervision, due to the symptoms they present.

With this type of treatment, the patient can go to school if necessary. The treatment is totally individualized, because depending on the needs that each patient has, they will receive their therapeutic plan.

PARTIAL or TOTAL day hospital

Day Hospital hours from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in morning and afternoon shifts.

  • Psychiatric treatment – Weekly visits with the reference doctor.
  • Outpatient therapy – Daily individual therapy with the reference therapist.
  • Group therapy – Daily group therapy with the therapist and reference peer group.
  • External hospital admission unit – APPOINTMENT clinics.
  • Dining room – Food service with own kitchen.
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation – Relaxation and sports treatment in the area directed by professionals and therapists.
  • Workshops – Workshops on sexuality, self-esteem, social skills, self-concept, etc.
  • External consultations – Aimed at patients who need external treatment, based on a regular outpatient visit.

Eating Disorders

  • The latest studies indicate that 5% of the Spanish population between 12 and 21 years of age suffers from an Eating Disorder (according to ACAB-Association Against Anorexia and Bulimia).
  • 9 out of 10 cases are women.
  • Only between 5-10% of those affected are men (prevalence of bulimia and binge eating syndrome).
  • The mildest forms within the TCA spectrum have a prevalence between 11-16%.
  • The age of onset of Anorexia Nervosa is between 13 and 18 years. There are more and more cases in pre-pubescent girls and in adult women.
  • The age of onset in Bulimia is usually between 18 and 25 years.
  • 78% of adolescents who come to consultation with problems of overweight and obesity due to school stress, insecurity, interpersonal problems and depression are diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder.

New technologies

  • 66% of the population sleeps with the phone on in the room.
  • Teenagers check their phone every 7 minutes.
  • 97% of the population believes that today’s society abuses the mobile phone.
  • 92% of adolescents say they have felt ignored by their parents at some time because they are more aware of the mobile phone.
  • 75% of adults use the mobile phone when they are with their friends or family.

Marc Masip | Director of Desconect@

Marc Masip is a psychologist and an expert in addiction to New Technologies, in addition to director of Desconect@, with a pioneering program born in 2012 to learn how to make good use of new technologies without damaging our personal relationships and without creating dependencies or addictions.

Impart conferences in schools and institutes of ESO and baccalaureate, in Spain and abroad. Also, organize camps and have one special unit for educate young people who, due to their addiction, cannot attend regulated training.

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