Maria Beatriz Couto

  • Mental Health
  • OCD
  • Decision-making
  • Stress

Maria Beatriz Couto is a Psychiatry Resident at Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães. She is a Doctoral Student in Medicine and Faculty Member at School of Medicine, University of Minho. Beatriz is interested in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and, actually, she is doing research about decision-making in patients with OCD.

Scientific Highlights

1. Couto,MB., Morgado, P., 2017. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Religion: A Systematic Review, Portuguese Journal of Public Health 2. Moreira,P.S., Ferreira,S., Couto,B., Machado-Sousa,M., Fernández,M., Raposo- Lima,C., Sousa,N., Picó-Pérez,M., Morgado,P., 2019. Protective elements of mental health status during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Portuguese population, MedRxiv 3. Ferreira, S., Couto, B., Sousa, M., Vieira, R., Sousa, N., Picó-Pérez, M., & Morgado, P. (2021). Stress Influences the Effect of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms on Emotion Regulation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11(January), 1–9. 4. 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(September), 797–803. 5. Costa, A. D., Fernandes, A., Ferreira, S., Couto, B., Machado-Sousa, M., Moreira, P., … Picó-Pérez, M. (2022). How Long Does Adaption Last for? An Update on the Psychological Impact of the Confinement in Portugal. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(4). 6. Alterations in neurobiological mechanisms associated with decision-making in individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder