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 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)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to gain knowledge about the circumstances related to suicide among children and adolescents 15 years and younger. METHODS We conducted a psychological autopsy, collecting information from parents, hospital records and police reports on persons below the age of 16 who had committed suicide in Norway during a 12-year(More)
OBJECTIVE By analysing the suicide notes from suicide victims 15 years and younger, we attempt to gain insight into the process leading to youth suicide and explore the characteristics of the note writers. METHOD During a psychological autopsy on 42 youths, we were entrusted with 23 suicide notes in which we explored the themes and compared the note(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this paper is to examine the classification of suicide in children and young adolescents. Although under-classification of suicide in the very young is a well-known problem, our hypothesis was that accidents might wrongly be classified as suicides, leading to over-classification. This may more easily occur in the very young. METHOD(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)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE In the present paper, we describe suicide in youths under 16 years of age and compare their risk factors for suicide to those of older adolescents as described in the literature. Furthermore, we evaluate the possible mislabeling of suicides as accidents, and vice versa. METHOD We used the data from a nationwide psychological(More)
UNLABELLED Executive deficits are reported in both early onset bipolar disorder (BD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and controversies regarding comorbidity and symptom overlap have complicated the research on executive function in BD. Reports of the negative impact of executive difficulties on academic functioning indicate a need for a(More)
BACKGROUND Few population-based samples have previously published performance on the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a recommended screening tool to detect infant developmental delay. The aim of the study was to investigate performance on the ASQ in a population-based sample of 6-month-old infants. METHODS In this population-based questionnaire study(More)
Correction Since the publication of our article [1], we have noticed an error which occurs in three different places. We refer to 25% who met the criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis, but the correct value is 20%. Details of each correction are listed below. Firstly, in the first sentence of the Results section of the Abstract, the statement " Among the(More)
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