Mafalda Machado-Sousa

  • OCD
  • Psychotherapy
  • CBT
  • Neuroimaging
  • Emotion Eegulation
  • iCBT

Mafalda Machado de Sousa has an educational background in clinical psychology. She has vast work experience in clinical practice, which allowed her to develop different approaches and techniques in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. The ones she has been most passionate about and gaining expertise during the past years are anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. She has collaborated with several clinical research projects, mainly in charge of the clinical and neuropsychological evaluation of obsessive-compulsive patients, at ICVS Research Institute, University of Minho, Braga. She is currently a PhD student at this institution, working on a project that aims to develop an online treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Scientific Highlights

“1. Ferreira, S., Sousa, M. M., Moreira, P. S., Sousa, N., Picó-Pérez, M., Morgado, P. (2021). A wake-up call for burnout in Portuguese physicians during the COVID-19 outbreak: a national survey study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.
2. Magalhães, R., Picó-Pérez, M., Esteves, M., Vieira, R., Castanho, T. C., Amorim, L., Sousa, M., Coelho, A., Fernandes, H. M., Cabral, J., Moreira, P. S., & Sousa, N. (2021). Habitual coffee drinkers display a distinct pattern of brain functional connectivity. Molecular psychiatry, 26(11), 6589–6598.
3. Picó-Pérez, M., Ferreira, S., Couto, B., Raposo-Lima, C., Machado-Sousa, M., & Morgado, P. (2021). Sociodemographic and lifestyle predictors of mental health adaptability during COVID-19 compulsory confinement: A longitudinal study in the Portuguese population. Journal of Affective Disorders, 295, 797-803. 4. Silva Moreira P, 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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(4):1910.