Rita Vieira

  • Major depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide behaviors
  • strcutural MRI
  • diffusion MRI
  • functional MRI

Rita Vieira is a predoctoral researcher and Psychologist at Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS; Braga, Portugal). She holds an integrated master’s degree in Psychology from University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and a master’s degree in Psychology of the Neurocognitive Processes and Affective Sciences from University of Lille (Lille, France). Currently, she is enrolled in the Health Sciences PhD program at School of Medicine, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal), under the supervision of João Bessa (MD, PhD) and Maria Picó Pérez (PhD). Her main research focus on the neural correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in major depression, using multimodal magnetic resonance imaging.

Scientific Highlights

1. Vieira R, Coelho A, Reis J, Portugal-Nunes C, Magalhães R, Ferreira S, Moreira PS, Sousa N and Bessa JM (2021) White Matter Microstructure Alterations Associated With Paroxetine Treatment Response in Major Depression. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 15:693109. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2021.693109 2. Reis JV*, Vieira R*, Portugal-Nunes C, Coelho A, Magalhães R, Moreira P, Ferreira S, Picó-Pérez M, Sousa N, Dias N and Bessa JM (2022) Suicidal Ideation Is Associated With Reduced Functional Connectivity and White Matter Integrity in Drug-Naïve Patients With Major Depression. Front. Psychiatry 13:838111. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.838111. *Co-first Authorship.