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BACKGROUND Depression in late life is common and has serious consequences on function, medical co-morbidity, quality of life, and use of medical services. OBJECTIVE To estimate the age- and gender-specific prevalence of depression among people over 60 years of age, and to examine correlates of depression, in particular the relationship between depression(More)
BACKGROUND Anorexia nervosa is a mental disorder with high mortality. AIMS To estimate standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) and to investigate potential prognostic factors. METHOD Six thousand and nine women who had in-patient treatment for anorexia nervosa were followed-up retrospectively using Swedish registers. RESULTS The overall SMR for anorexia(More)
OBJECTIVE   Seasonal variation of deaths by suicide offers an important pathway in the study of possible suicide determinants of suicide and consequently suicide prevention. METHOD   We conducted a review of the literature on suicide seasonality, assessing articles published between 1979 and 2009. RESULTS   The majority of the studies confirm a peak in(More)
OBJECTIVE Ecological studies have demonstrated a substantial decrease in suicide in parallel with an increasing use of antidepressants. To investigate on the individual level the hypothesis that antidepressant medication was a causal factor. METHOD Data on the toxicological detection of antidepressants in 18 922 suicides in Sweden 1992-2003 were linked to(More)
Although postpartum depression (PPD) is a common condition, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated, with devastating consequences for the woman's ability to perform daily activities, to bond with her infant and to relate to the infant's father. Leptin, a protein synthesised in the adipose tissue and involved in regulation of food intake and energy(More)
In this paper we discuss the initial steps of the design of a computational model capable of automatically detecting user engagement with an artificial robotic tutor. Generally, our model will be used with a robotic tutor to support and enhance the experience of the learner by regulating pedagogical and empathetic interventions in a timely manner. We(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of suicide among women who have given birth during the past 12 months is lower than that of women who have not given birth, suicide remains one of the most common causes of death during the year following delivery in high-income countries, such as Sweden. AIMS To characterise women who died by suicide during pregnancy and(More)
OBJECTIVE Postpartum depression (PPD) is an under diagnosed and under treated mood disorder, with negative impact on both the mother and the infant's health. The aim of this study is to examine whether genetic variations in the monoaminergic neurotransmitter system, together with environmental stressors, contribute to the development of PPD symptoms. (More)
In this demonstration, we describe a scenario developed in the EMOTE project [2]. The overall goal of the EMOTE project is to develop an empathic robot tutor for 11-13 year old school students in an educational setting. The pedagogi-cal domain we demonstrate here is to assist students in learning and testing their map-reading skills typically learned as(More)