Journal of Addictive Behaviors,Therapy & RehabilitationISSN: 2324-9005

Lourdes Illa

Lourdes Illa, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami Health System, USA

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Dr. Lourdes Illa Sanchez is a psychiatrist in Miami, Florida. Dr. Illa is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Jackson Health System and University of Miami Hospital. Dr. Illa received her medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for 21 years. Dr. Illa is one of 30 doctors at Jackson Health System and one of 38 at University of Miami Hospital who specialize in Psychiatry. Specializing in the field of Child Psychiatry, Dr. Illa is prepared to provide care for children suffering from psychiatric disorders or disabilities by utilizing specialized knowledge of child biology and psychiatry. Dr. Illa works in conjunction with the child's family to understand and diagnose the disorder and subsequently provide a comprehensive treatment plan to manage child's condition.

Research Interest

Lourdes Illa research interests are in the area of HIV. Lourdes Illa interested in understanding the psychiatric and psychological manifestations of persons living with HIV and examining how these impact adherence to treatment, quality of life and high risk behaviors. Lourdes Illa is also interested in developing and implementing preventive interventions for individuals living with HIV. Specifically, little is known about the sexual behaviors of older adults, despite the increasing rates of HIV/AIDS in this age group. And also training of residents and fellows, chronic illness, HIV, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and cultural issues.


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