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Lorena Jiménez Castro

Lorena Jiménez Castro

Psychiatry

Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery

""You can not change the direction of the wind but you can adjust the sails so you always reach your destination" - Jimmy Dean.
My ideal is to support the patient during the treatment."

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  • Clínica Zahha: Centro Médico QuirúrgicoCurridabat, San José, Costa Rica
    500 meters south of Plaza del Sol
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¢60000.00
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Medical conditions (19)

Anorexia
Anxiety
Bipolar disorder
Briquet's syndrome (hysteria or omatization disorder)
Bulimia
Dementia
Depression
Hypochondria (health anxiety)
Medicine dependence
Neurosis
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
Panic attack
Paranoid personality disorder
Personality disorder
Phobia
Psychotic behavior
Schizophrenia
Suicidal behavior
Tremors

General Info

About me

I love being Psychiatrist because it allows me to apply my scientific knowledge and psychosocial understanding to the process of building and maintaining mental health in people. My goal is to support my patients in the process of building the full enjoyment in this journey called life.

Languages

Español

Education

Degrees
  • MSc in Health Management. Instituto Centroamericano de Administración Pública (ICAP). February 2015 - April 2017
  • Psychiatry Specialty. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. February 2004 - January 2007
  • General Medicine and Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. January 2002
Fellowships
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging - Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center. San Antonio, TX. 2010-2013

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychiatric Genetics - University of Texas Health Science Center. San Antonio, TX. 2008-2009

Courses
  • National Congress of Psychiatry - Exhibitor and Participant

    2014 - 2017

  • Advanced fMRI Course. 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Québec City, Canada

    June 2011

  • Short Course in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Boston, MA, USA. March 21-25

    March 2011

  • Introduction to Imaging Genetics. 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Barcelona, Spain

    June 2010

  • 50th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine

    July 2009

  • Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies (DIGS) training session. University of Texas. Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. USA

    September 2008

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Research ethics training. UTHSCSA Institutional Review Board (IRB). San Antonio, Texas, EEUU

    May 2008

  • 1st South American Research Seminar –IACAPAP, in Porto Alegre, Brazil

    June 2007

  • Mini-fellowship US / Costa Rica Psychiatric Genetic Research Training Programs. University of Texas. Health Science Center at San Antonio.

    July 2006 - September 2006

  • Certification of Investigator Education Requirement Completion. Institutional Review Board, University of Texas Health Science Center. San Antonio, Texas, USA

    September 2006

  • The Best Estimate training session. University of Texas. Health Science Center at San Antonio. TX. USA

    August 2006

  • Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies (DIGS) training session. University of Texas. Health Science Center at San Antonio. TX. USA

    July 2006

  • Family Interview for Genetic Studies (FIGS) training session. University of Texas. Health Science Center at San Antonio. TX. USA

    July 2006

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED6754 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • Costa Rican Association of Psychiatry
Awards
  • Graduation with Honors in the Specialty of Psychiatry - CENDEISS, Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica
  • Admitted as a Candidate with the highest score on the Medical Residency of Psychiatry - CENDEISS, Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.
Positions
  • Attending Specialist of Psychiatry - Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, Hospital Calderón Guardia. June 2013 - Present
  • Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Universidad de Ciencias Medicas (UCIMED). San José, Costa Rica. June 2013 - Present
  • Evaluator of Diagnostics in Psychiatry - Research Center for Cell and Molecular Biology, Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica. July 2006 - Presente
  • Professor: Postgraduate of Psychiatry - CENDEISSS, University of Costa Rica. 2016-Present
Publications & Presentations
  • Jiménez-Castro L, Ramage A, Asechon A & Fox P.T. Poster submission: “Using Counting stroop in functional MRI. Re-validation experimental”. To be present in the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Seattle. USA. To be held June 16-20, 2013.
  • F.S Salinas, S. Narayana, L. Jiménez-Castro, P.T. Fox. “Resting-state fMRI determination of optimal target locations for non-invasive brain stimulation”. Program No. 928.11. Poster No. GGG17 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2012.
  • Jiménez-Castro L, Robin D, Ingham R, Fox P.T. “Dysfunctional resting-state Functional Connectivity in PDS using seed-based” Poster No. 589. 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Beijin, China. 2012.
  • Jiménez-Castro L, Kochunov P, Olvera R.L, Almasy L., et al. “Altered Resting-state Networks in Developmental Stuttering Shown by Dual-regression ICA” Poster No. 507. 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Québec City, Canada. 2011
  • Jiménez-Castro L, Medina R, Nicolini H, Mendoza R., et al. “Substance use disorders among Latino populations with schizophrenia” International Congress in Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, U.S.A. 2007
  • Jiménez-Castro L, Raventós-Vorst H & Escamilla M. Substance use disorder and schizophrenia: prevalence and sociodemographic characteristics in the Latin American population. Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría. 2011 March; 39(2): 123-30
  • Jiménez-Castro L, Hare E, Medina R, Raventos H, Nicolini H, Mendoza R, Ontiveros A, Jerez A, Muñoz R, Dassori A & Escamilla M. Substance use disorder comorbidity with schizophrenia in families of Mexican and Central American ancestry. Schizophrenia Research. 2010 July; 120(1-3): 87-94

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Lorena Jiménez Castro
(Thu, Jul 20, 2017)

"Excelente profesional, el tratamiento me ha ayudado mucho."

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(Mon, Jul 17, 2017)

"La doctora es muy atenciosa y una profesional ejemplar."

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(Tue, Jun 6, 2017)

"La doctora es muy atenta y profesional. Muestra bastante interés por resolver el problema del paciente. La recomiendo a cualquier persona que requiera de sus servicios."

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(Sat, May 27, 2017)

"La Dra .Lorena es una profesional con gran talento humano y con una vocación de servicio impresionante. Es una persona comprometida e interesada en la evolución del paciente. La recomiendo en un 200%."

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(Thu, Apr 20, 2017)

"Súper buen trato y súper profesional , excelente doctora y persona"

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(Sat, Apr 1, 2017)

"Muy efectiva y puntual! Me gusto bastante y la recomiendo."

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(Wed, Mar 1, 2017)

"Muy paciente para escuchar, buen trato. Muchas gracias"

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(Tue, Dec 6, 2016)

"La doctora es excelente, siempre aclara mis dudas, me atiende con profesionalismo, amabilidad y respeto. La recomiendo 100%"

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(Fri, Nov 18, 2016)

"La doctora Lorena es muy profesional. Esta tratando a mi hija de 17 años y los comentarios de mi hija son muy positivos. Estamos empezando la terapia pero hasta ahora me gustó mucho la forma de como doña Lorena nos atendió y se tomo el tiempo para hablar conmigo sobre lo que pasa con mi hija."

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(Tue, Oct 4, 2016)

"Excelente profesional, concreta y dedicada! Muy responsable."

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(Wed, Jun 22, 2016)

"Excelente psiquiatra recomendada 100%:-) Gracias.."

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(Mon, Jun 6, 2016)

"Su profesionalismo es impecable realmente ama su trabajo."

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(Tue, Mar 29, 2016)

"Muy buena atención la recomiendo siempre muy atenta"

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(Tue, Jan 19, 2016)

"Excelente profesional con una amplia visión de mundo. Su ayuda me ha permitido sentirme una persona plena en todos los campos de la vida."

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(Wed, Feb 4, 2015)

"Excelente profesional. Me sentí confiada y bien atendida."

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(Fri, Dec 19, 2014)

"La doctora muy atenta y profesional, realmente se dedicó a conocer mi caso"

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(Thu, Nov 27, 2014)

"La dra. es excelente en todo lo profesional a lo que se refiere con la psiquiatria ."

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(Tue, Nov 11, 2014)

"El lugar es muy agradable, acogedor, la doctora fue bastante precisa en sus intervenciones"

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