Catarina Raposo Lima

  • OCD, stress, decision-making, mental health, compulsivity
  • stress
  • decision-making
  • mental health
  • compulsivity

Catarina Lima (MD) is a Psychiatry Resident at Hospital de Magalhães Lemos. She is an invited assistant at School of Medicine of University of Minho, where she teaches Clinical Communication, and a doctoral student in Medicine. Her PhD work focuses on the role of stress as a pathophysiological factor in OCD. Her insterests involve animal behavior, compulsive behaviors, decision-making and the impact of environmental insults in mental health.

Scientific Highlights

“1. Raposo-Lima C, Pereira IM, Marques F, Morgado P. Elevated levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin among OCD patients: an exploratory study. BMC Psychiatry. 202;21(1):272. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03289-w
2. Picó-Pérez, M., Ferreira, S., Couto, B., Raposo-Lima, C., Machado-Sousa, M., & Morgado, P. Sociodemographic and lifestyle predictors of mental health adaptability during COVID-19 compulsory confinement: A longitudinal study in the Portuguese population. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2021;295:797–803. 
3. Raposo-Lima C, Morgado P. The Role of Stress in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Narrative Review. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2020;28(6):356-370. doi: 10.1097/HRP.0000000000000274. 
4. Raposo-Lima C, Morgado P. The Role of Environmental Factors in the Pathogenesis of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. In: Fontenelle LF, Yücel M, editors. A Transdiagnostic Approach to Obsessions, Compulsions and Related Phenomena. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2019. p. 39-50.
5. Moreira,P.S., Ferreira,S., Couto,B., Machado-Sousa,M., Fernández,M., Raposo- Lima,C., Sousa,N., Picó-Pérez,M., Morgado,P.,. Protective elements of mental health status during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Portuguese population. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;18(4):1910. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041910
6. Sousa-Lima J, Moreira P, Raposo-Lima C, Sousa N, Morgado P. Relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder and cortisol: systematic research and meta-analysis. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2019;29(11):1185-1198. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2019.09.001
7. Soares AR, Esteves M, Moreira PS, Cunha AM, Guimarães MR, Carvalho MM, Raposo-Lima C, Morgado P, Carvalho AF, Coimbra B, Melo A, Rodrigues AJ, Salgado AJ, Pêgo JM, Cerqueira JJ, Costa P, Sousa N, Almeida A, Leite-Almeida H. Trait determinants of impulsive behavior: a comprehensive analysis of 188 rats. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):1766
8. Raposo-Lima, Catarina; Castro, Liliana; Sousa, Nuno; Morgado, P. 2015. “SCRATCH THAT! Two case reports of scratch-card gambling disorder”, Addictive Behaviors 45, 45: 30-33. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.01.018”