Karina Fallas Teme

Karina Fallas Teme

Patient Demographics: Adult, Elderly
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Medical conditions (17)

Bipolar disorder
Panic attack
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Postpartum depression
Posttraumatic stress
Psychotic behavior
Sleep disorders
Suicidal behavior
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About me

My purpose as a psychiatrist is focused on helping my patients achieve physical and emotional well-being through education, acceptance, commitment and perseverance.


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  • Psychiatry Specialty. Universidad de Costa Rica - CENDEISSS. February 2006 - January 2009
  • Psychiatry Specialty. Universidad de Costa Rica - CENDEISSS. February 2006 - January 2009
  • Postgraduate degree in Local Health Management. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. 2003 - 2004
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Universidad Autónoma de Centro América - Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Medicas. San José. 1994 - 2000
  • XI Latin American Congress of Pain, VI Central American and Caribbean Congress of Pain and Palliative Care and XIV Latin American Congress of Pain - San Jose, Costa Rica

    June 2016

  • International Society for Bipolar Disorders Workshop, Diagnostic and Treatment Update - México

    June 2016

  • XXX Congress of the Psychiatric Association of Central America and the Caribbean(ACCAP), XXIX Congress of the Psychiatric Association of Guatemala (APSG): "Progress in Psychiatry and their impact on today's society" - Guatemala City, Guatemala

    March 2016

  • IPOS APOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology: "From National to Global: Implementing the standard of Psychosocial Care in Oncology" - Washington D.C., USA

    August 2015

  • Sixth World Congress of of Women's Mental Health: "Trauma, depression and resilience. Tokyo, Japan

    March 2015

  • National Congress of Psychiatry: "Without Mental Health there is no Health" - Guatemala City, Guatemala

    August 2014

  • 167th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association: “Changing the Practice and Perception of Psychiatry” - New York, NY

    May 2014

  • Psychophysiological and cognitive behavioral treatment in pain management - San Jose, Costa Rica

    February 2014

  • American Psychiatric Association 166th Annual Meeting "Pursuing Wellness Across the Lifespan" - San Francisco, CA

    May 2013

  • Diploma: Evidence Based Medicine in Bipolar Disorder - Denmark

    September 2012

  • XVI Meeting of Rheumatology - San José, Costa Rica

    August 2012

  • American Psychiatric Association 165th Annual Meeting “Integrated Care” - Philadelphia, PA

    May 2012

  • 15th World Congress of Psychiatry - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    September 2011

  • Symposium: "Update on portal hypertension and its complications" - San Carlos, Costa Rica

    June 2011

  • XXII Central American Congress of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy 2011. San Jose, Costa Rica

    March 2011

  • LXXI National Medical Congress. San José, Costa Rica

    November 2010

  • American Psychiatric Association 163rd Annual Meeting “Pride and Promise: Toward a New Psychiatry” - New Orleans, LA

    May 2010

  • Qualitative study: individual, family and professional factors that influence the lack of adherence to treatment in schizophrenia

    December 2008

  • I Module of the Training Program in Rational Emotive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Internship

    Internship at the Center for Cognitive Neurology, Alzheimer's and Neuropsychiatry Disease Center - Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina. October, 2008 - January, 2009


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED6269 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • Costa Rican Association of Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • International Psycho-Oncology Society
  • International Association for Women's Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy Association - Costa Rica
  • Attending Specialist in Psychiatry - Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, Hospital México. San José, Costa Rica. February, 2009 - May, 2016
  • Attending General Physician, Resident of the Specialty of Psychiatry - National Psychiatric Hospital. February, 2006 - January, 2009
  • Attending General Physician - Office of Welfare and Health, University of Costa Rica. June, 2005 - December, 2005
  • Attending General Physician - EBAIS Judas, Chomes Clinic. December, 2001 - May, 2005
  • Graduate Professor of Psychiatry - School of Medicine, University of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica. 2009-2016
  • Graduate professor of Family Medicine - Faculty of Medicine, University of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica. 2015-2016
  • Undergraduate Professor of Medicine - UCIMED. San Jose Costa Rica. 2009-2015
  • Speaker - Seminary Update in Palliative Medicine, Module 1. San Jose, Costa Rica. April, 2016
  • Speaker - XV National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2013. San Jose, Costa Rica. June, 2013
  • Speaker - II National Congress of Gynecologic Oncology 2012: "Cancer and pregnancy". San Jose, Costa Rica. September, 2012
  • Speaker - XII National Congress and IV Inter-American Public Health Congress: "Health in the Work Environment". San Jose, Costa Rica. October, 2010
  • Speaker - Seminary of Patient Comorbidity and Psychiatry at Terminal. San Jose, Costa Rica. June, 2010