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  • 2017 PhD, Division of Insurance Medicine; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. Title: Disability pension due to common mental disorders - subsequent psychiatric morbidity and suicidal behaviour)

  • 2011 Master's in Public Health Science, Karolinska Institutet

  • 2004 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bangladesh

Research description

Currently, I am working in three projects. One has a focus on associations between low back pain treatment and work disability. The other project involves caregivers of schizophrenia patients where we look at parental caregiver burden by comparing them to caregivers of offspring with other chronic diseases and assessing caregivers’ work disability, healthcare use, etc. The project also takes into account the persistence and adherence to schizophrenia treatment, considering different types of antipsychotic drugs at the same time. The third project is aimed at looking into the association between disturbed sleep and tiredness, and mortality, morbidity and work-disability. The project shall also consider overall and diagnosis-specific morbidity and mortality.
My PhD project was focused on mental health consequences of leaving labour market before the statutory age of retirement due to common mental disorders, e.g. depressive, anxiety or stress-related mental disorders. I looked at their suicidal behaviour, healthcare use and prescriptions of antidepressants during the post-retirement period. 
In all projects, we use data derived from different Swedish nationwide registers provided by Statistic Sweden, The National Board of Health and Welfare, The Swedish Social Insurance Agency.




Risk factors for subsequent work disability in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Wang M, Vaez M, Dorner Te, Rahman S, Helgesson M, Ivert T, et al
European journal of public health 2019;():-

Trajectories of sickness absence, disability pension and unemployment in young immigrants with common mental disorders
Di Thiene D, Mittendorfer-rutz E, Rahman S, Wang M, Alexanderson K, Tiihonen J, et al
European journal of public health 2019;():-

Burden for Parents of Patients With Schizophrenia-A Nationwide Comparative Study of Parents of Offspring With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, and Healthy Controls
Mittendorfer-rutz E, Rahman S, Tanskanen A, Majak M, Mehtälä J, Hoti F, et al
Schizophrenia bulletin 2018;():-

Healthcare use among immigrants and natives in Sweden on disability pension, before and after changes of regulations
Di Thiene D, Rahman S, Helgesson M, Wang M, Alexanderson K, Tiihonen J, et al
European journal of public health 2018;28(3):445-451

Period effects in the risk of subsequent labour market marginalisation in young suicide attempters
Niederkrotenthaler T, Helgesson M, Rahman S, Wang M, Mittendorfer-rutz E
European journal of public health 2018;28(2):253-258

Trajectories of antidepressant medication use in individuals before and after being granted disability pension due to common mental disorders- a nationwide register-based study
Rahman S, Wiberg M, Alexanderson K, Jokinen J, Tanskanen A, Mittendorfer-rutz E
BMC psychiatry 2018;18(1):47-

Trajectories of work disability and unemployment among young adults with common mental disorders
Helgesson M, Tinghög P, Wang M, Rahman S, Saboonchi F, Mittendorfer-rutz E
BMC public health 2018;18(1):1228-

Work-disability in low back pain patients with or without surgery, and the role of social insurance regulation changes in Sweden
Rahman S, Mittendorfer-rutz E, Dorner Te, Pazarlis K, Ropponen A, Svedberg P, et al
European journal of public health 2018;():-

Disability pension due to common mental disorders and healthcare use before and after policy changes; a nationwide study
Rahman S, Mittendorfer-rutz E, Alexanderson K, Jokinen J, Tinghög P
European journal of public health 2017;27(1):90-96

Trajectories and characteristics of functional impairment before and after suicide attempt in young adults - a nationwide register-based cohort study
Wang M, Helgesson M, Rahman S, Niederkrotenthaler T, Mittendorfer-rutz E
BMC psychiatry 2017;17(1):393-

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