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Sofia-Marie Oehlke, MscResearch Associate, PhD-Candidate and Clinical Psychologist in Training

Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0002-0633-5827
T +43 1 40400 37461


Adolescent Psychiatry; Adolescent Psychology; Child Psychiatry; Child Psychology; Coronavirus; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Stress, Physiological; Stress, Psychological

Research group(s)

Research interests

As a PhD student and clinical psychologist in training, my main research focus is mental health and stress in children, adolescents, and young adults with post-COVID-condtion. My aim is to gain deeper insights into perceived stress, post-traumatic stress, psychological distress and autonomic dysfunction in individuals experiencing post-viral psychological and neurocognitive symptoms. These findings are to be gained in the project "LongCOVID-Fighters" - a treatment programme for adolescents and young adults with post-COVID-condition, combining clinical-psychological treatment, biofeedback, cognitive training, self-management training and mindfulness/yoga exercises.

Selected publications

  1. Klinger, D., Riedl, S., Zesch, H. E., Oehlke, S. M., Völkl-Kernstock, S., Plener, P. L., Karwautz, A., & Kothgassner, O. D. (2023). Mental Health of Transgender Youth: A Comparison of Assigned Female at Birth and Assigned Male at Birth Individuals. Journal of clinical medicine, 12(14), 4710.