Disorders in clinical child and adolescent psychiatry

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychiatry


Our research group investigates phenomenology, psychosocial factors, genetic factors, and environmental factors in child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. We use an epidemiological approach with genetic-social surveys and prospective long-term follow-up studies (including controls). Other research projects are grounded in everyday clinical practice and study the natural course of child psychiatry disorders with the aim to propose more adequate interventions. There is a lack of prospective studies on long-term outcome of problematic psychiatric behaviours and symptoms in childhood, and studies on the pattern of cross over between different psychiatric disorders. Adopting a transdiagnostic approach is useful for the understanding of psychiatric comorbidity. The focus of our research is on neurodevelopmental disorders with impairing problems with attention, impulsivity, social skills, behaviour, mood, eating disturbances, and the longitudinal development into adult psychiatry.

Recent research outputs

Nils Haglund, Dahlgren, S-O., Peik Gustafsson, Maria Råstam & Karin Källén 2017 Jul 14 In : Austin Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities. 3, 1, 7 p., 1038

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lantz, E. L., Gillberg, C., Maria Råstam, Wentz, E. & Lowe, M. R. 2017 Jul 1 In : International Journal of Eating Disorders. 50, 7, p. 852-855 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kerekes, N., Falk, Ö., Brändström, S., Anckarsäter, H., Maria Råstam & Björn Hofvander 2017 Jul 1 In : Comprehensive Psychiatry. 76, p. 129-137

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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