Bergný Ármannsdóttir

Bergný Ármannsdóttir

Phd Student
Visiting address: Avd försäkringsmedicin, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Fm Mittendorfer-Rutz, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD student in psychiatric epidemiology in the Mental Health and Social Integration (MENTE) research group, lead by Professor Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Insurance Medicine.

    My doctoral research investigates labor market marginalization among individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Using comprehensive register-based data from various sources in Sweden, the study analyzes outcomes such as disability pension, long-term sickness absence, and long-term unemployment. Additionally, it explores the impact of factors like psychiatric and somatic comorbidity, socio-economic factors, and pharmacotherapy on labor market marginalization among individuals with a bipolar diagnosis in Sweden.

    Before pursuing my PhD, I worked as a clinical psychologist at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavík, Iceland. In this role, I primarily supported patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and provided assistance in acute psychiatric units for individuals experiencing severe suicidal ideations. I was also part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for training new staff and students in suicide risk assessment and interventions.

    2019 - 2021: Specialization training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Institution of Continous Eductation, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

    2014 – 2016: Cand. Psych. (Msc) In Clinical Psycology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

    2011 – 2014: BSc in Psychology. Univeristy of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.


  • Bipolar Disorder, suicidology, affective disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry.


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