Niklas Långström

Niklas Långström

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: CPF, Norra Stationsgatan 69, plan 7, 11364 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Högström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor (associate)
    Professor of child & adolescent psychiatry, Uppsala University, 2016-2018
    Professor of psychiatric epidemiology, KI, 2010-2016
    Child & adolescent psychiatrist & Medical officer, National Board of Health & Welfare


  • I study developmental pathways, correlates and outcomes of mental disorder in children and adults. I am particularly interested in causal mechanisms, risk assessment, and the prevention of interpersonal violence.

    I am interested in how to conduct optimally correct and informative systematic reviews of the effectiveness of medical and psychosocial interventions against psychiatric disorder, violent and sexual offending.

    Some current research projects address pedophilic disorder, the evaluation of new interventions against violent and coercive or abusive sexual behaviour, and inpatient child psychiatric treatment (including coercion).

    In addition to colleagues at Karolinska Institutet: MEB and the Dept of Clinical Neuroscience/Centre for Psychiatry Research, I collaborate with professionals at the Dept of Forensic Psychiatry at Oxford University, UK.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska institutet, 2002
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 1999
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 1992


  • Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Twin and family studies on the development of cognitive and externalizing problems.
  • Amir Sariaslan, Exploring the causal nature of neighborhood influences on violent criminality, substance misuse and psychiatric morbidity.
  • Vide Ohlsson Gotby, Register-based studies of sex steroid hormones and psychiatric disorders.

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