Yvonne Forsell

Yvonne Forsell

Specialist | Docent
Visiting address: Solnavägen 1 E, 11365 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Möller, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Member in EPHIR - Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research [1].
    Long clinical background in Psychiatry and Geriatrics.
    My main current interest is physical exercise and the effects on the brain.
    M.D., Specialist in Psychiatry and Geriatrics
    [1] https://ki.se/en/gph/epidemiology-and-public-health-intervention-research-ephir


  • *Psychiatric epidemiological studies and intervention studies*.
    1. Regassa- RCT with internet based cognitive behavioural therapy, physical
    exercise and treatment as usual for mild to moderate depression in primary
    care. It was a collaboration between 6 Regions in Sweden, Lunds university
    and KI. 946 patients were included.
    2. Founder of the PART study- a longitudinal population based study aiming at
    exploring risk and protective factors for mental health.
    3. Since 2015 the *Fitforlife* study which aims at increasing functioning
    (biological, cognitive and social) in persons affected by psychosis by
    using physical exercise. Affected persons are educated as physical exercise
    trainers and run sessions for fellow patients. Currently 3 Regions in Sweden
    and 16 units are involved.
    Collaboration with Center of Molecular Medicine with the aim of looking at
    inflammatory markers and epigenetics.


  • Teaching at Applied Epidmeiology II: Main teaching areas
  • epidemiology,
    psychiatric disorders, physical exercise.


All other publications


  • Specialist, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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