News archive Paul Lichtenstein

Lithium protects against suicide

09 Jun 2017

Suicidal behaviour decreases among individuals with bipolar disorder during periods of lithium medication, according to an extensive register-based study conducted at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results are published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. More than one percent of the world...
DrugMental Ill-HealthPsychiatry

Dissertation 11 May 2017: Johan Zetterqvist

02 May 2017

On Thursday May 11, Johan Zetterqvist will defend his thesis " Statistical methods for twin and sibling designs ". Assistant Professor Theis Lange from the University of Copenhagen will be his opponent. Johan's supervisors are Arvid Sjölander, Yudi Pawitan, Henrik Larsson, and Paul Lichtenstein...
BiostatisticsTwin research

Antidepressant use in pregnancy may be safer than expected

19 Apr 2017

A large-scale analysis of Swedish registry data suggests that there are fewer risks than previously thought from exposure to antidepressants in early pregnancy.
Mental Ill-HealthRegister-based research

Dissertation 24 Feb 2017: Jie Song

03 Feb 2017

On Feb 24, Jie Song will defend her thesis " Bipolar disorder and lithium treatment etiologies and consequences ". Her opponent is Professor Thomas G. Schulze from the University of Munich. Her supervisors are Paul Lichtenstein, Mikael Landén, Sarah E. Bergen och Arvid Sjölander. Jie has studied...
EpidemiologyPsychiatric disordersTreatment

62 million SEK to 14 researchers at the department

16 Nov 2016

The department has just found out this year's distribution of funding for projects from the Swedish Research Council, the Cancer Society, and FORTE. The total sum was 62 million SEK and most projects are funded for 3 years and cover a variety of diseases, including psychiatric diseases, cancer and...

Dissertation 21 Oct, 2016: Vilhelmina Ullemar

07 Oct 2016

On Oct 21, Vilhelmina Ullemar will defend her thesis " Transmitted and acquired determinants for childhood asthma - from genes to teens ". Her opponent is Professor John Henderson from the University of Bristol. Supervisors are Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Paul Lichtenstein, Patrik Magnusson, and...

Dissertation April 22, 2016: Tong Gong

08 Apr 2016

On April 22, Tong Gong will defend her thesis " Epidemiological studies of asthma and neurodevelopmental disorders in children ". Her opponent is Associate Professor Lars Rylander from Lund University and her supervisors are Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Göran Pershagen, Paul Lichtenstein and Sven...

Dissertation March 11, 2016: Martin Cederlöf

05 Feb 2016

On March 11, Martin Cederlöf will defend his thesis " Risks, correlates, and consequences of the extended psychosis phenotype ". His opponent is Professor Mary Cannon from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Psychiatry, Beaumont Hospital, and his supervisors are Paul...

Dissertation Dec 11, 2015: Alexander Viktorin: Mood disorders and consequences of pharmacological treatment

02 Dec 2015

On December 11, Alexander Viktorin will defend his thesis " Mood disorders and consequences of pharmacological treatment ". His opponent is Professor Ian Jones from Cardiff University, and his supervisors are Patrik Magnusson, Mikael Landén and Paul Lichtenstein. Mental health issues are medical...
EpidemiologyPsychiatric disorders

Low resting heart rate associated with increased violent criminality

10 Sep 2015

A low resting heart rate in late adolescence is associated with increased risk for violent criminality in men later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and University of Helsinki, Finland. The findings are being published online in the journal JAMA Psychiatry...

Dissertation March 20, 2015: Amir Sariaslan "Exploring the causal nature of neighbourhood influences on violent criminality, substance misuse and psychiatric morbidity"

12 Mar 2015

On March 20 2015 Amir Sariaslan will defend his thesis " Exploring the causal nature of neighbourhood influences on violent criminality, substance misuse and psychiatric morbidity ". His opponent is Professor Carol Prescott from the University of Southern California and his supervisors are Paul...

Research funding from FORTE

26 Sep 2014

On 25 September FORTE published this year's approved applications for research projects, junior research grants and postdocs. From MEB Paul Lichtenstein , Weimin Ye and Zheng Chang were granted funds.
Gastrointestinal diseasesInflammationPsychiatric disordersTwin research

Publication in The Economist: Childhood family income, adolescent violent criminality and substance misuse

25 Aug 2014

A new study shows that the financial situation of a family in childhood does not explain the risk of criminality and/or substance abuse in adulthood. Researchers at MEB have studied the siblings and cousins to parents with varying income during the children's upbringing and it seems that other...

Publication in the British Medical Journal: No evidence for a positive association between the use of drug treatments for ADHD and the risk of suicide in patients.

18 Jun 2014

Publication in the British Medical Journal: Drug treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and suicidal behaviour: register based study . By Qi Chen, Arvid Sjölander, Bo Runeson, Brian M D’Onofrio, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Larsson. BMJ 2014;348:g3769
Psychiatric disorders

Increasing rates of premature death and violence in people with schizophrenia

04 Jun 2014

New research from Karolinska Institutet and Oxford University shows that rates of premature death and violent crime in people with schizophrenia are increasing, compared to the general population. The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, analyses long-term adverse outcomes between...
Psychiatric disorders

Publication in The Lancet: Antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and risk of violent crime

08 May 2014

Publication in The Lancet: Antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and risk of violent crime . Seena Fazel, Johan Zetterqvist, Henrik Larsson, Niklas Långström, Paul Lichtenstein The Lancet, online 8 May 2014,
Psychiatric disorders

Publication in JAMA: Environment as important as genes in understanding autism

05 May 2014

Publication in JAMA: The Familial Risk of Autism Sven Sandin, Paul Lichtenstein, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Henrik Larsson, Christina M. Hultman och Abraham Reichenberg. JAMA, online 3 May 2014, doi:10.1001/jama.2014.4144, 2014;311(17):1770-1777.
Psychiatric disorders

Publication in JAMA Psych: Children with old fathers more likely to have psychiatric disorder

27 Feb 2014

Parental Age at Childbearing and Offspring Psychiatric and Academic Morbidity. Brian M. D’Onofrio, Martin E. Rickert, Emma Frans, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Catarina Almqvist, Arvid Sjölander, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lichtenstein.
Psychiatric disorders