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Vadaskert Foundation, Budaoest, Hungary,
Vadaskert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital
Hungary, 1021 Budapest Lipotmezei ut 1-5.
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Principal investigator
Zsanett Tarnok PhD, MSc
Clinical psychologist, Clincial neuropsychologist
Head of Tourette Program Vadaskert
Director of Vadaskert Foundation
Phone: +36703708429
Clinical Staff:  
Margit Kovacs-Keszthelyi
Study nurse
Phone: +36703708430


Institute Description

Vadaskert is Hungary’s leading paediatric mental health care institution, with the highest inpatient capacity and one of the highest outpatient capacities in the country, providing psychiatric care for over 1500 paediatric inpatients and over 4500 paediatric outpatients per year. As such, Vadaskert has a staff relatively large for institutions of this kind, and has been able to successfully participate in EU-funded research projects previously, including SEYLE, SUPREME, ADDUCE and EMTICS. Thanks partly to these Europe-wide collaborations and to the curiosity and motivation of the staff, the number of peer-reviewed publications co-authored by Vanderskert staff is the highest in the country on the topic of child psychiatry.

Short profile of group

Dr. Zsanett Tarnok is a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, and research fellow working in Budapest, Hungary at Vadaskert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic since 2001. She is the Director of Vaderskert Foundation for the Mental Health of Children. She is one of the founders and leaders of the Tic Disorder Clinic in Vadaskert, which is the first and only specific centre in the country in diagnosing and treating tic disorders. She personally has seen more than 1000 patients suffering from Tourette syndrome in the past 16 years. She was one of the members and coordinators of COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research), Action BM0905 (“European Network for the Study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome”), and personal investigator in an EU founded FP7 programme, EMTICS (European Multicentre Tics in Children Studies). She was the Secretary of ESSTS (European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome) between 2014-2017. She is a teacher and lecturer at Semmelweis Medical University in Clinical Psychology, has numerous Hungarian and peer-reviewed publications in developmental psychology.