Berit Grøholt

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This study reports young people’s assessment of own problems and strengths from a Norwegian survey (n=29,631, age range 10–19), based on the self-report version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (response rate 84.3%). Differences according to the age and gender are illuminated. Girls reported most emotional problems and boys most conduct and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare characteristics and risk factors of suicide in early adolescence (younger than age 15 years) and in late adolescence. The authors examined whether differences in risk factors or resilience might explain the different suicide rates in the two age groups. METHOD Information about all registered suicides of young people in Norway from(More)
 All suicide attempters admitted to medical wards in the greater Oslo area, (n = 91) aged 13–19 years, were dichotomised on the basis of one item in the Motives for Parasuicide Questionnaire (MPQ) and one item in the Suicide Intent Scale (SIS): if the intent was to die (n = 57), or not (n = 34). The two groups were compared regarding the attempt, mental(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare risk factors for self-harm in 2 groups: hospitalized adolescents who had attempted suicide and adolescents reporting suicide attempts in a community survey. METHOD All suicide attempters aged 13 to 19 years admitted to medical wards (n = 91) in a region of Norway were assessed and interviewed. Risk factors were identified by(More)
In Norway 1990-1992, the suicide rate was 18.6 per 100,000 individuals per year for boys 15-19 years old and 6.3 for girls, and for 10-14 year olds the rate was 2.7 for boys and 0.5 for girls. Comparison of all completed suicides (N = 129) with gender- and age-matched control subjects identified depression (OR = 19.9; CI = 11.2, 35.5), disruptive disorders(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined whether a shortened form of dialectical behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) is more effective than enhanced usual care (EUC) to reduce self-harm in adolescents. METHOD This was a randomized study of 77 adolescents with recent and repetitive self-harm treated at community child and adolescent(More)
All suicides in persons under 20 years in Norway in the time period 1990-1992 (99 males, 30 females) were included in a postmortem case-control study with seven controls for each suicide, focusing on gender differences. Few sex differences between the suicide completers were evident, in spite of the difference in suicide rates (M/F rate ratio = 3.0).(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a 1-year prospective follow-up study of posttreatment clinical outcomes in adolescents with recent and repetitive self-harm who had been randomly allocated to receive 19 weeks of either dialectical behavior therapy adapted for adolescents (DBT-A) or enhanced usual care (EUC) at community child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient(More)
We evaluated the feasibility of DBT training, adherence, and retention preparing for a randomized controlled trial of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) adapted for Norwegian adolescents engaging in self-harming behavior and diagnosed with features of borderline personality disorder. Therapists were intensively trained and evaluated for adherence. Adherence(More)
AIMS To assess whether a substantial increase in substance use over a 10-year period has had an impact on the level of, or associations with, non-fatal suicidal behaviour among Norwegian teenagers. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Two cross-sectional school surveys applying identical procedures and measures in 1992 and 2002, using national samples(More)