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Mina Rydell


About me

I am a postdoc in psychiatric epidemiology, with primary research interest in prenatal and early-life exposures.

My current research is focused on potential causes of ADHD (including prenatal and early-life exposures), the prevalence of ADHD over time, and the co-morbidity between ADHD and depression. I also have experience in tobacco research, where I have studied the effect of prenatal nicotine exposure on later tobacco use and dependence in adolescents and young adults. 


  • PhD in Public Health Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet (2014)
  • MSc in Sociology, Uppsala University (2009) 


Association of Perinatal Risk Factors With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Population-Based Birth Cohort, Sibling Control Study
Brander G, Rydell M, Kuja-halkola R, Fernández De La Cruz L, Lichtenstein P, Serlachius E, et al
JAMA psychiatry 2016;():-

Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring's tobacco dependence. A study of exposure-discordant sibling pairs
Rydell M, Granath F, Cnattingius S, Svensson Ac, Magnusson C, Galanti Mr
Drug and alcohol dependence 2016;167():23-8

Measuring tobacco dependence in the general population: Evaluation of the Cigarette Dependence Scale (CDS-12) and its adaptation to smokeless tobacco use (STDS-12) in two Swedish surveys
Rydell M, Sundin E, Ramstedt M, Galanti Mr
Scandinavian journal of public health 2016;44(2):134-42

Is Physical Activity Causally Associated With Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
Rommel As, Lichtenstein P, Rydell M, Kuja-halkola R, Asherson P, Kuntsi J, et al
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015;54(7):565-70

Exposure to Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy as a Risk Factor for Tobacco Use in Adult Offspring
Rydell M, Magnusson C, Cnattingius S, Granath F, Svensson Ac, Galanti Mr

In-utero exposure to maternal smoking is not linked to tobacco use in adulthood after controlling for genetic and family influences: a Swedish sibling study
Rydell M, Granath F, Cnattingius S, Magnusson C, Galanti Mr
European journal of epidemiology 2014;29(7):499-506

Rydell et al. Respond to "Parental Smoking and Adult Tobacco Use
Rydell M, Magnusson C, Cnattingius S, Granath F, Svensson Ac, Galanti Mr

Prenatal exposure to tobacco and future nicotine dependence: population-based cohort study
Rydell M, Cnattingius S, Granath F, Magnusson C, Galanti Mr
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science 2012;200(3):202-9