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Name: Pedro Morgado

Office: G2.28

School Phone: +351 253 604 931

Email: pedromorgado@med.uminho.pt

 

 

 

Keywords: OCD decision-making schizophrenia stress clinical communication doctor-patient relationship gambling

About

Pedro Morgado (MD, PhD) is Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Minho and Psychiatrist at the Hospital de Braga. He is a researcher member of the Clinical Academic Centre (2CA-Braga) and of ICVS/3B's - PT Government Associated Laboratory at University of Minho. Since 2017, he is also the Vice-President of School of Medicine, University of Minho.
His research is focused on decision-making processes, exploring the interactions between chronic stress and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is involved in both basic and clinical research and his work is focused in obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. He is also interested in clinical communication and doctor-patient relationship.
Pedro Morgado co-supervised 4 MSc students and is the current supervisor/co-supervisor of 5 additional PhD students and 1 MSc student. He is author of 27 peer-reviewed papers and 4 book chapters, with more than 500 citations and an h-index of 8.

Projects

Developing a neurofunctional intervention for emotion regulation under stress (Leader) 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: focus on stress and decision-making (Leader) 

Treating Refactory Obsessive Compulsive Diroder Using Real-Time Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Neurofeedback (Leader) 

Long term impact of prenatal glucocorticoid exposure (Human study)  

Neuro-Politics: the neural correlates of political decision-making: an fMRI-based approach  

Selected Publications

Dias-Ferreira E, Sousa JC, Melo I, Morgado P, Mesquita AR, Cerqueira JJ, Costa RM, Sousa N. Chronic stress causes frontostriatal reorganization and affects decision-making. Science. 2009 Jul 31;325(5940):621-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1171203.

Rodrigues AJ, Leão P, Pêgo JM, Cardona D, Carvalho MM, Oliveira M, Costa BM, Carvalho AF, Morgado P, Araújo D, Palha JA, Almeida OF, Sousa N. Mechanisms of initiation and reversal of drug-seeking behavior induced by prenatal exposure to glucocorticoids. Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Dec;17(12):1295-305. doi: 10.1038/mp.2011.126.

Pinto V, Costa JC, Morgado P, Mota C, Miranda A, Bravo FV, Oliveira TG, Cerqueira JJ, Sousa N. Differential impact of chronic stress along the hippocampal dorsal-ventral axis. Brain Struct Funct, in press

Morgado P, Marques F, Silva MB, Sousa N, Cerqueira JJ. A Novel Risk-Based Decision Making Paradigm. Front Behav Neurosci, 8: 45 (2014).

Pinto V, Costa JC, Morgado P, Mota C, Miranda A, Bravo FV, Oliveira TG, Cerqueira JJ, Sousa N. Differential impact of chronic stress along the hippocampal dorsal-ventral axis. Brain Struct Funct, 220(2):1205-1212 (2015).

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