Tatja Hirvikoski’s current clinical affiliation is at Habilitation & Health, Stockholm, where she has a position as Head of the Unit for Research, Development and Education. Her research affiliation is at Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet, KIND.
Tatja Hirvikoski is PhD (2011) and neuropsychologist (specialist degree 2009).
Tatja Hirvikoski has long-term research and clinical experience of assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in adults. She has been working with development and dissemination of stepped care model for adults with ADHD. A core idea of the model is to combine pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment methods to meet each individual’s needs and to optimize effective and feasible care pathways. Tatja Hirvikoski and her group has developed the PEGASUS psychoeducational groups for adults with ADHD and their significant others, designed as a first psychological treatment to be combined with pharmacological treatment after established ADHD diagnosis at adult age. She has also studied structured skills training groups for adults with ADHD in an outpatient psychiatric clinic and in the context of compulsory care due to severe substance use disorder. Further research topics of interest are stress and long-term outcome in adults with ADHD.
During recent years Tatja Hirvikoski has broaden her research interest to include autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and currently study long-term outcome as well as interventions for youths and adults with ASC.
Family history of suicide and exposure to interpersonal violence in childhood predict suicide in male suicide attempters
Journal of affective disorders 2013;148(1):92-7
Long-term functional outcome in adult prison inmates with ADHD receiving OROS-methylphenidate
European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience 2012;262(8):705-24
Personality traits in attempted and completed suicide
European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists 2012;27(7):536-41
Prenatal dexamethasone treatment of children at risk for congenital adrenal hyperplasia: the Swedish experience and standpoint
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 2012;97(6):1881-3
Deficient cardiovascular stress reactivity predicts poor executive functions in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 2011;33(1):63-73
Gender role behaviour in prenatally dexamethasone-treated children at risk for congenital adrenal hyperplasia - a pilot study
ACTA PAEDIATRICA 2011;100(9):e112-9
Long-term outcome of prenatal dexamethasone treatment of 21-hydroxylase deficiency
Endocrine development 2011;20():96-105
Reduced ADHD symptoms in adults with ADHD after structured skills training group: Results from a randomized controlled trial
BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY 2011;49(3):175-85
Gender role behavior in children treated prenatally with dexamethasone
HORMONE RESEARCH 2009;:420-420
High self-perceived stress and many stressors, but normal diurnal cortisol rhythm, in adults with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR 2009;55(3):418-24
HPT Axis and Personality Traits in Attempted Suicide
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY 2009;65(8):217S-218S
Thyroid hormones and personality traits in attempted suicide
Long-term follow-up of prenatally treated children at risk for congenital adrenal hyperplasia: does dexamethasone cause behavioural problems?
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY 2008;159(3):309-16
Long-term outcome of prenatal treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Endocrine development 2008;13():82-98
Cognitive functions in children at risk for congenital adrenal hyperplasia treated prenatally with dexamethasone
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM 2007;92(2):542-8
Computerized working memory training after stroke - A pilot study
BRAIN INJURY 2007;21(1):21-9
Long-term effects of prenatal treatment with glucocorticolds in CAH
HORMONE RESEARCH 2006;:8-9
Prenatal dexamethasone treatment of children at risk for congenital adrenal hyperplasia affects cognitive functions
HORMONE RESEARCH 2006;:122-122
Visuo-spatial working memory span: A sensitive measure of cognitive deficits in children with ADHD
CHILD NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 2004;10(3):155-61