Maria Teresa Lax-Pericall

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Dr Lax-Pericall has been a visiting consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry at Priory Hospital Roehampton for over 10 years.


After qualifying in Medicine in Spain, Dr Lax-Pericall trained in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry in UK. She completed an MSc in Epilepsy at King’s College London and was awarded a PhD in 2017.

Earlier on in her carrier she completed a Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy and has trained in eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR).

Research interests

  • Psychiatric disorders in children with epilepsy and brain injury
  • Risk factors for psychiatric disorders in children with neurological conditions

Clinical articles

  • M.T. Lax Pericall, E. Taylor (2014), Family function and its relationship to injury severity and psychiatric outcome in children with acquired brain injury: a systematized review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2014 ,56 (1):19–30.
  • M.T. Lax-Pericall and E. Taylor (2010), Psychosis and Epilepsy in young people Epilepsy and Behaviour , 18 (4)  450-454.
  • M. Ferrin, M. Ruiz-Veguilla, M. Blanc-Betes, S. El Abd, M.T. Lax-Pericall, M. Sinclair, E. Taylor Evaluation of attitudes towards treatment in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2012 Jul 20;21(7):387-401.
  • T. Fosi, M.T. Lax-Pericall, R.C. Scott, B.G. Neville and S. Aylett, Methylphenidate treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in young people with learning disability and difficult-to-treat epilepsy: Evidence of clinical benefit,  Epilepsia , 2013 , 54(12) 2071–2081.


  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English


  • LMS (Spain) (equivalent to MBBS in UK) 1983
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) 1992
  • MSc (Epileptology) 2007
  • PhD 2017