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Suicide, psychiatric illness, and social maladjustment in intercountry adoptees in Sweden: a cohort study
Adoptees in Sweden have a high risk for severe mental health problems and social maladjustment in adolescence and young adulthood and are advised to give appropriate consideration to the high risk of suicide in patients who are intercountry adoptees. Expand
Schizophrenia, substance abuse, and violent crime.
Schizophrenia was associated with an increased risk of violent crime in this longitudinal study and this association was attenuated by adjustment for substance abuse, suggesting a mediating effect. Expand
Bullying and attention‐deficit– hyperactivity disorder in 10‐year‐olds in a Swedish community
  • K. Holmberg, A. Hjern
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental medicine and child neurology
  • 1 February 2008
Evaluation and treatment strategies for ADHD need to include assessment and effective interventions for bullying, and evaluation of ADHD should be considered in children involved in bullying. Expand
Suicide in first- and second-generation immigrants in Sweden A comparative study
Second-generation immigrants are at greater risk for suicide death than their parental generation and intercountry adoptees should be of particular concern in suicide prevention. Expand
Preterm Birth and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Schoolchildren
Low maternal education increased the effect of moderate, but not extreme, preterm birth on the risk for ADHD in school age, taking into account genetic, perinatal, and socioeconomic confounders. Expand
Living conditions and psychosomatic complaints in Swedish schoolchildren
Girls more often reported headache and recurrent abdominal pain than boys, and these differences became more pronounced with age, and there were no consistent associations between symptoms and social class or unemployed parents. Expand
Social adversity in childhood and the risk of developing psychosis: a national cohort study.
The results indicate that social adversity in childhood and fetal life is independently associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses later in life. Expand
Mortality, severe morbidity, and injury in children living with single parents in Sweden: a population-based study
Children with single parents showed increased risks of psychiatric disease, suicide or suicide attempt, injury, and addiction, and boys in single-parent families were more likely to develop psychiatric disease and narcotics-related disease than were girls, and they also had a raised risk of all-cause mortality. Expand
Trends in asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema among Swedish conscripts from farming and non‐farming environments. A nationwide study over three decades
Children who have been raised in farming environments are more likely to have a history of asthma and allergies, and these conditions are less common in children who have a farming environments. Expand
Is there equity in access to health services for ethnic minorities in Sweden?
Systems for allocating resources to health authorities need to consider the possibility that ethnic minorities in Sweden and in particular victims of organised violence, use health services more than is suggested by socioeconomic indicators only. Expand