Danielle De Souza Costa

Danielle De Souza Costa
Federal University of Minas Gerais | UFMG · Faculty of Medicine

Psych.

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Introduction
My interest spans the fields of psychology, epidemiology, and genetics. In particular, I am very motivated by the ‘decision neuroscience’ approach. So far, I have worked with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially with ADHD.

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Objective: To compare the distress level among Brazilian healthcare professionals during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and estimate risks by sex, age, and occupation. Methods: In a longitudinal cohort design, a nationally distributed online survey was used to collect data from 10,490 active healthcare professionals who worked dur...
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Although the Impact Event Scale–Revised is widely used, its factor structure is still controversial. Inaddition, its longitudinal measurement invariance (LMI) remains uninvestigated. In this sense, we carriedout three studies to investigate its psychometric properties. In Study 1, we evaluated the factorial structure ofthe scale comparing the diffe...
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People recovered from COVID-19 may still present complications including respiratory and neurological sequelae. In other viral infections, cognitive impairment occurs due to brain damage or dysfunction caused by vascular lesions and inflammatory processes. Persistent cognitive impairment compromises daily activities and psychosocial adaptation. Som...
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People recovered from COVID-19 may still present complications including respiratory and neurological sequelae. In other viral infections, cognitive impairment occurs due to brain damage or dysfunction caused by vascular lesions and inflammatory processes. Persistent cognitive impairment compromises daily activities and psychosocial adaptation. Som...
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Background: The burden of mental disorders is likely to increase during the Covid-19 pandemic. Knowing the rate of psychological distress and mental disorders, its severity, and factors associated with psychological distress is strategical. Method: We analyzed online cross-sectional data from 164,881 health professionals and from 5,635 participants...
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BACKGROUND Human behavior is an important determinant of health outcomes. In addition to intrinsic public health challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, in many countries, some individuals decided not to be vaccinated, streets were full of people, and businesses struggling to recover were partially open despite lockdown or "stay at home i...
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Background: Human behavior is crucial in health outcomes. Particularly, individual behavior is a determinant of the success of measures to overcome critical conditions, such as a pandemic. In addition to intrinsic public health challenges associated with COVID-19, in many countries, some individuals decided not to get vaccinated, streets were crow...
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Introduction: Emotional stability is considered to be a protective factor for suicidal behavior. Nonetheless, suicidality is the result of a complex interaction of protective and risk factors, a key one being financial difficulties. Objective: We aimed to investigate the association between emotional stability and suicidality in Brazilian individua...
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Health professionals may be a vulnerable group to posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. To investigate how health professionals who experienced a traumatic event are expressing PTSS and factors related to risk for higher PTSS symptomatology can inform how health professionals are facing their...
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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) can cause a wide range of cognitive deficits, but its underlying nature is still unknown. We investigated the correlation between cognitive performance and specific patterns of resting-state brain metabolism in a NF1 sample. Sixteen individuals diagnosed with NF1 underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT brain imaging followed by a ne...
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Objective: To investigate the psychometric properties of the short or multimodal treatment study version of the Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham, Version IV (SNAP-IV) scale, which measures attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder symptoms. Methods: Participants were 765 parents of children from 4 to 16 years ol...
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O Questionário de Falhas Cognitivas (QFC) foi proposto por Broadbent e colaboradores (1982) como uma forma breve de mensurar problemas cognitivos no cotidiano, de forma ecológica. O QFC é composto por 25 perguntas, cada uma representando um problema ou falha cognitiva observada no dia-a-dia. Nele, o participante responde sobre a frequência com a qu...
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Objective: The Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) is used worldwide to assess three styles (authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive) and seven dimensions of parenting. In this study, we adapted the short version of the PSDQ for use in Brazil and investigated its validity and reliability. Methods: Participants were 451 mother...
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Impulsivity has mainly been described as a negative or dysfunctional characteristic associated with several disorders. However, impulsivity is not only related to dysfunctional outcomes and may explain individual differences in optimal human functioning as well. The Dickman Impulsivity Inventory (DII) is a self-report instrument measuring both the...
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Objectives: Cognitive and behavioral impairments of children born extremely preterm (EP) (<28 weeks' gestation) and extremely low birth weight (ELBW) (<1000 g) may change with age. We assessed the individual stability of behavioral executive function (EF) from 8 to 18 years of age in children born EP or ELBW and their academic outcomes. Methods:...
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Introduction: Cognitive failures are simple mistakes in routine activities, such as forgetting commitments and have difficulties in concentrating. The Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ) was designed to assess the frequency of this errors in everyday life. Although widely used in psychiatry and psychology, both in clinical and research settings,...
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Background Passionate love involves physiological, emotional, and cognitive features that greatly changes behavior. This phenomenon seems universal or near universal. Even other animal species choose partners. An intense state of passionate love is associated with activity in dopamine pathways of the brain ‘reward system’, and recently has been reg...
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The biological underpinnings of sex-related differences in decision-making are still under-explored. The COMT gene is related to sexual dimorphism and with different choices made under uncertainty, albeit no study has specifically investigated a moderation effect of sex on the association between the COMT gene and the performance on decision-making...
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Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is a neurogenetic disease marked by multiple cognitive and learning problems. Genetic variants may account for phenotypic variance in NF1. Here, we investigated the association between the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val 158 Met polymorphism and working memory and arithmetic performance in 50 NF1 individuals....
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This study evaluated the associations among symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in children and adolescents' performance in household tasks and assistance provided by caregivers. Parents of children from 6 to 14 years old with ADHD (n = 67) were interviewed with the Children Helping...
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Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is a neurogenetic disease marked by multiple cognitive and learning problems. Genetic variants may account for phenotypic variance in NF1. Here, we investigated the association between the COMT Val158Met polymorphism and working memory and arithmetic performance in 50 NF1 individuals. A significant association of the...
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Objective: The reliable change index (RCI) is a simple statistical computation which estimate if changes in two psychometric measures are probably due to measurement error or can be accounted by other factor, as a clinical intervention. Despite its clinical usefulness, the method is underutilized by psychiatrists and psychologists. We consider the...
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Tests evaluating the attentional-executive system are widely used in clinical practice. However, proximity of an objective cognitive test with real-world situations (ecological validity) is not frequently investigated. The present study evaluate the association between measures of the Five Digit Test (FDT) and the Oral Trails Test (OTT) with self-r...
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Objective: Verbal fluency tests are widely used for the assessment of executive functions. However, traditional versions of the test depend on several cognitive factors beyond these components. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations of a modified version of the verbal fluency with specific measures of executive functions. Methods:...
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Objective: The Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) is a valid and reliable instrument, and one of the most often used tools to assess impulsivity. This study assesses the performance of a large sample of adults by using a version of BIS-11 adapted to Brazilian Portuguese. Methods: We assessed 3,053 adults from eight Brazilian states. Internal c...
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Objective: Compulsive buying is controversial in clinical psychiatry. Although it is defined as an obsessive-compulsive disorder, other personality aspects besides compulsivity are related to compulsive buying. Recent studies suggest that compulsivity and impulsivity might represent a continuum, with several psychiatric disorders lying between the...
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Telomere length (TL) is highly heritable, and a shorter telomere at birth may increase the risk of age-related problems. Additionally, a shorter TL may represent a biomarker of chronic stress and has been associated with psychiatric disorders. However, no study has explored whether there is an association between TL and the symptoms of one of the m...
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Introdução: falhas cognitivas são erros de atenção, memória, controle executivo ou outros fatores erros cometidos no dia a dia, e são associados a dificuldades de adaptação. Intervenções de natureza cognitivo-comportamental são recomendadas para manejo das falhas cognitivas, mas há pouca consistência na literatura sobre quais fatores influenciam a...
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Objective: Fluid intelligence and the behavioral problems of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are related to academic performance, but how this association occurs is unclear. This study aimed to assess mediation and moderation models that test possible pathways of influence between these factors. Methods: Sixty-two children with A...
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Introdução: O Teste dos Cinco Dígitos (Five Digits Test, FDT) é um instrumento utilizado para avaliar o efeito Stroop utilizando informações conflitantes sobre números e quantidades. Foi desenvolvido por Manuel Sedó como um instrumento de menor susceptibilidade ao efeito de variáveis relacionadas à linguagem, sendo portanto destinado à avaliação ne...
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Neurofibromatoses (NF) are a group of genetic multiple tumor growing predisposition diseases: neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis (SCH), which have in common the neural origin of tumors and cutaneous signs. They affect nearly 80 thousand of Brazilians. In recent years, the increased scientific knowledg...
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Neuropsychological tests related to verbal fluency para-digms are among those most frequently used to assess executive functions in older adults. These tasks are quick and easy to administer and widely used for clinical assessment. However, despite their apparent simplicity, these tests involve different cognitive demands and are influenced by soci...
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Embora seja um dos transtornos mais bem estudados e validados em psiquiatria, é surpreendentemente comum ao público leigo representações de portadores do Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade (TDAH) como crianças sem limites, desordeiras e desobedientes. Na adolescência, podem ser vistos como "drogados", baderneiros. Não há dúvida de que...
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Impulsivity is a multidimensional construct which has been associated with dopaminergic neurotransmission. Nonetheless, until this moment, few studies addressed the relationship between different types of impulsivity and the single nucleotide polymorphism caused by a substitution of valine (val) with methionine (met) in the 158 codon of the Catecho...
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The present study established norms for the spelling and arithmetic subtests of the School Achievement Test (Teste do Desempenho Escolar [TDE]) in two Brazilian cities located in the state of Minas Gerais and compared the results with those obtained from the original normative sample. A stratified proportional sample of 1,034 students from Belo Hor...
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Recent finding suggests that in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) executive functions deficits may be a frequent clinical finding. Automatic and Controlled attentional processes are related to the allo-cation of cognitive resources in different stimuli, being important to executive functioning. The present study aims at assessing the hypothe...
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The Tower of London (TOL) is a task used for assessing planning skills, a component of the executive functions. The present study aimed to investigate the contribution of TOL for the assessment of planning skills of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) patients. We also aimed to evaluate two specific scoring methods of the TOL’s correction (Krikorian’s...
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OObjective: Executive functions and processing speed assessment in subjects diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are often made by use of classical neuropsychological tasks (e.g.: Stroop Color Word Test). Drawbacks in instruments like the chromatic and linguistic properties of...

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Considerando que as estratégias, atitudes e comportamentos que os pais utilizam na educação e interação com seus filhos têm influência no desenvolvimento de importantes habilidades de adaptação funcional em curto e longo prazo, bem como reconhecendo a presença de técnicas de treino parentais que podem auxiliar pais a adotarem estratégias parentais mais adaptativas, a disponibilidade de instrumentos que avaliem as dimensões e estilos parentais no contexto Brasileiro é crucial. Neste projeto, avaliaremos 2761 pais brasileiros a fim de adaptar, validar e normatizar o Questionário de Estilos e Dimensões Parentais (Parenting Style and Dimensions Questionnaire) para nossa população, um dos instrumentos mais usados no mundo para tal fim. Os participantes serão recrutados através da rede social dos pesquisadores e anúncios locais. As informações levantadas possibilitarão a avaliação da adequação do questionário para a cultura brasileira, além da avaliação de suas propriedades psicométricas em nosso contexto. Adicionalmente, o projeto prevê a construção de normas populacionais adequadas ao contexto brasileiro que serão expressas em uma escala padronizada, ponderadas por idade, escolaridade e sexo permitindo um melhor uso clínico do questionário. Os resultados do presente estudo serão expressos na forma de artigos científicos, apresentações de trabalho e envio de resumos para os meios de divulgação apropriados.
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To investigate patterns of affective decision making from the behavioral performance associated with hemodynamic pattern in CPFdl among children and adolescents with ADHD, 1) with 2) ASD, with 3) ADHD and ASD and 4) typical development.