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BEDREHELSE-Bedre helse og livskvalitet

A gene-environment model for the study of the development of mental problems in youths

Psykisk helse omfatter både psykiske lidelser/symptomer og mentale styrker/ressurser. Kunnskap om årsaksforhold bak ungdoms psykiske vansker og ressurser er viktig både for forståelse og intervensjon. Resultater basert på data fra vår tvillingundersøkelse viser at variasjonen i både vansker (opp...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2012-2016

Location: Oslo

BEHANDLING-God og treffsikker diagnostikk, behandling og rehabilitering

Long term effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy vs enhanced usual care for adolescents with self-harming and suicidal behaviours

Pasienter som selvskader rapporterer ofte mye depressive symptomer uten at dette reflekteres i behandlernes vurderinger. Studier av voksne har sett at komorbid Borderline personlighetsforstyrrelse (BPD) har betydning for hvordan depressive symptomer presenteres og hvordan depresjon responderer på...

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

Project Period: 2012-2016

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Behavioral and imaging studies of hallucinations

Prosjektet er del av pågående forskning kring audiutive hallusinasjoner ved schizofreni, der hjernemarkører og kognitve funksjon blir brukt for å avdekke de underliggende nevronale faktorer bak opplevelsen av å "høre stemmer" som er et av de viktigste sym ptomene for en diagnose av schizofreni. E...

Awarded: NOK 4.3 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2015

Location: Vestland

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Suicide among individuals outside mental health services.

Annually, more than 500 individuals kill themselves in Norway. Half of all suicides occur among individuals with no current mental health treatment. Poor knowledge of risk factors for such suicides seriously impedes effective prevention. Thus, the primary objective for this project is to gain ne...

Awarded: NOK 5.0 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Eating problems from infancy to adulthood. Knowledge about risk factors and developmental pathways from two longitudinal population studies

The aim of the proposed study is to provide new knowledge about (1) risk factors for eating problems, and (2) longitudinal pathways of eating problems from early childhood through adolescence into adulthood. The research project is motivated by several re cent reviews showing that we need more in...

Awarded: NOK 4.8 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

The Effects of Violence and Impoverishment on Psychosocial Health Among Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya

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Awarded: NOK 4.3 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Vestland

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Øyerkonferansen. Årlig forskningskonferanse om mental helse.

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Awarded: NOK 0.80 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2012

Location: Vestland

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Axis I and Axis II Psychiatric Disorders in Norwegian Twins: A Follow-Up Study

The main aim of the project is to explore etiological factors underlying the development and co-occurrence of selected mental disorders (axis I disorders) and personality disorders (PDs) in early adulthood. Longitudinal twin studies are ideally suited to address these issues. We have previously...

Awarded: NOK 7.9 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2015

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Co-morbid Diabetes and Eating Disorders - an exploration of prevalence, psychological correlates and diabetic control

Dette prosjektet er en delstudie av Barnediabetesregisteret og har undersøkt spiseproblemer ved type 1 diabetes. Forekomsten av spiseproblemer hos 770 gutter og jenter med type 1 diabetes i alderen 11-19 år var 18% i hele utvalget, 9% blant guttene og 28% blant jentene. Vi fant at forekomsten økt...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Does center based child care improve development in disadvantaged children?

The objectives of this project are to gain knowledge about whether development in disadvantaged children at 3, 5 and 8 years of age is improved by early (1-3 years) center based child care. Further, we will examine to what extent the increased coverage an d reduced cost of early center based chil...

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Early Life Stress: A Translational Study of Affective and Behavioral Outcomes and Genetic Modulation.

This translational and cross-disciplinary project explores the relationships between adverse early life experiences and the development of risk or resilience to later life stress, with a focus on behavioural changes and genetic modulation. In humans, abu se, parental neglect and other traumatic ...

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Vestland

BEHANDLING-God og treffsikker diagnostikk, behandling og rehabilitering

The social, psychological, genetic and neurobiological context of pediatric OCD and OCD treatment response

Tvangslidelse eller obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) er en relativt lav prevalent (0,5-3,0%) men veldig alvorlig psykiatrisk lidelse som kan forekomme hos barn og voksne. Ca. halvparten av voksne med OCD rapporterer at de hadde hemmende og alvorlige tvangssymptomer som barn. OCD hevdes å være ...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2018

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Regulation of emotion in children with ADHD- a longitudinal study

We aim to recruit 30 children with a combined type of attention deficit/hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD) and 30 controls aged 9-12 years. The children will go through a careful clinical characterization, neuropsychological testing, MR scanning and measuring of ERP's. The participants will receive tr...

Awarded: NOK 3.8 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2013

Location: Vestland

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Research, social resources and health promotive interventions among young refugees

There is a discrepancy between the needs for mental health services among refugees and the utilization of these services. Therefore, the overarching goal is to learn more about how refugees make use of social resources for the well-being of their children . One objective is to investigate the rol...

Awarded: NOK 2.5 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2012

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

How to help when silence is not golden? A RCT study of children with selective mutism (SM) 3-9 years of age

Selective mutism (SM) describes inhibited, anxious and withdrawn children who are persistently mute in important social situations despite ability to talk. SM may cause great suffering and create problems, both socially and educationally, and problems per sist. SM is associated with social anxiet...

Awarded: NOK 4.4 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2013

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Psychotherapy Process Mapping Network: Identification of mediators, moderators, and change mechanisms to improve delivery of care

After decades of research, we do not have evidenced-based explanations for how or why psychotherapy works, and the ?greatest casualty of this lack of knowledge is the public at large? (Kazdin, 2008, pp 147). Although there is a large amount of theoretical explanation about effectiveness drawn fr...

Awarded: NOK 6.4 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2012

Location: Buskerud

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Continuity and Discontinuity of Psychiatric Disorders in Young Children: Testing a Socio-ecological and Transactional Model - Part 1

The few studies conducted to date indicate that psychiatric disorders appear in young children at the same rate as in other age groups and that there is substantial continuity between preschool behavioral and emotional problems and later psychopathology. Nevertheless, not all children who have p...

Awarded: NOK 4.0 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2013

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Cultural perspectives on mental health in Northern Troms

This project seeks to develop, implement and study a culturally sensitive treatment approach within a multi-cultural region of Northern Norway. The approach will be developed in association with the treatment institution and a cross-diciplinary team. The essence of the approach is that the patie...

Awarded: NOK 3.8 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2015

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

11th European Conference on Traumatic Stress

NKVTS er tildelt arrangementet av ECOTS 2009 av European Society for Traumatic Sstress Studies (www.ESTSS.org). ECOTS 2009 er den største konferansen inne psykotraumatologi i Europa. Arrangeres hvert annet år. Målgruppen: forskere, behandlere, beslutnings takere, representanter for brukerorganisa...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2009

Location: Ukjent Fylke

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for children: A study of process and outcome.

This study seeks to examine whether Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) results in better outcomes for traumatized youth than the treatment that is commonly provided in regular clinical practice in Norwegian Child Guidance Clinics. The fo llowing research questions are posed: Is ...

Awarded: NOK 5.7 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2013

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Network for Psychiatric Epidemiology. Causes and consequences of mental disorders

Network for Psychiatric Epidemiology (NEPE) is a Norwegian network for mental health epidemiology aiming to run and facilitate research projects on causes and consequences of mental disorders. The present project will take advantage of the research possi bilities nearly unique for Norway by empl...

Awarded: NOK 2.6 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Vestland

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Longitudinal MRI Studies of Brain Morphology in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Etiological Risk and Genetic Association.

Schizophrenia is often considered being a neurodevelopmental disease. The phenotype is heterogeneous with high heritability (80%) and unknown etiology and pathophysiology. Morphological brain abnormalities appear to be intrinsic features of the disease. I n previous scientific studies, abnormalit...

Awarded: NOK 5.4 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2013

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Mothers of children with congenital heart disease (CHD): psychosocial problems from pregnancy through child age 3 years

Background: Mothers that are pregnant with, give birth to and take care of an infant with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk to develop serious psychological and social problems. Today, advanced surgery saves the life of ever more severely affecte d children with CHD. Yet, we know little ...

Awarded: NOK 6.4 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Ethnicity and mental health among youths: a longitudinal project

The research project will investigate social factors that may affect the development of mental health among youths from ethnic minority groups and from the majority population, with analyses distinguishing between the genders. Data will be collected in Dr ammen. Research indicates that perceived...

Awarded: NOK 2.4 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Long term effects of early intervention in psychosis: Ten year follow-up of the TIPS study.

Mental illness is now the largest cause of disability in the developed countries, and schizophrenia is ranked among the leading causes of the total burden of disease worldwide. In addition to personal suffering, the disorder also represents a major proble m to society In spite of more than 75 000...

Awarded: NOK 1.9 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Depression in adolescence. Precursors and developmental pathways from 18 months to 18 years.

The purpose of the project is to identify precursors, early predictors and developmental pathways to symptoms of depression in adolescence. We will also investigate gender differences related to development of mental health. The proposed project is base d on a longitudinal, prospective populati...

Awarded: NOK 3.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Effectiveness of group and individual treatment of childhood anxiety disorders in ordinary community clinics. A randomized controlled trial.

Anxiety disorders (ADs) in childhood are common, may cause great suffering, and may persist into adulthood. Few children with an AD receive psychiatric treatment for their illness compared to children with ADHD and behavorial disorders. Knowledge of effec tive treatments and predictors of positiv...

Awarded: NOK 6.4 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

"Maternal leave, cash benefit and infant psychological difficulties: a longitudinal baseline study of 34 000 0-18 months old"

The extent to which homecare or day-care for infants may be beneficial or detrimental for subgroups of infants may depend on the family environment. The primary goal of this project will be to provide new information on childcare and infants? adaptation d uring the first 18 months of life. The pr...

Awarded: NOK 3.7 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Longitudinal studies of Major Depression Disorder and cognitive functioning and emotional information processing: predictors for relapse?

Kognitiv funksjon hos pasienter som opplever sin første episode av depresjon: Det foreliggende prosjektet har inkludert en gruppe mennesker som opplever å bli deprimert for første gang i sitt liv, og undersøkt kognitive funksjoner hos denne gruppen samm enliknet med en gruppe som ikke har vært d...

Awarded: NOK 3.2 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2015

Location: Vestland

PSYKISK-Psykisk helse

Preschool ADHD: Early characteristics, developmental trajectories, risk and protective factors in a prospective birth cohort

Background: ADHD is highly prevalent, characterized by age inappropriate levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It represents a substantial threat to healthy social and academic development, and increased risk for psychiatric comorbidity. Knowledge about early characteristics, d...

Awarded: NOK 4.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2015

Location: Oslo