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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.
  2. Hajek Gross, C., Oehlke, S. M., Prillinger, K., Goreis, A., Plener, P. L., & Kothgassner, O. D. (2024). Efficacy of mentalization-based therapy in treating self-harm: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Suicide & life-threatening behavior, 10.1111/sltb.13044. Advance online publication.