Disorders in clinical child and adolescent psychiatry

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    22184 Lund


Unit profile


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.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychiatry

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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