Jonas Hällgren

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BACKGROUND Excess mortality among patients with severe mental disorders has not previously been investigated in detail in large complete national populations. OBJECTIVE To investigate the excess mortality in different diagnostic categories due to suicide and other external causes of death, and due to specific causes in connection with diseases and medical(More)
OBJECTIVE Excess mortality from diseases and medical conditions (natural death) in persons with psychiatric disorders has been extensively reported. Even in the Nordic countries with well-developed welfare systems, register based studies find evidence of an excess mortality. In recent years, cardiac mortality and death by diseases of the circulatory system(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the cardiovascular mortality among persons with bipolar disorder in Sweden compared to the general population. DESIGN Population register-based cohort study with a 20-year follow-up. SETTING Sweden. PARTICIPANTS The entire population of Sweden (n=10.6 million) of whom 17 101 persons were diagnosed with bipolar disorder between(More)
INTRODUCTION People with severe mental illness have increased risk for premature mortality and thus a shorter life expectancy. Relative death rates are used to show the excess mortality among patients with mental health disorder but cannot be used for the comparisons by country, region and time. METHODS A population-based register study including all(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the risk of epileptic seizures in people with and without epilepsy after vaccination with a monovalent AS03 adjuvanted pandemic A/H1N1 influenza vaccine (Pandemrix; Glaxo SmithKline, Sweden). DESIGN Register based self controlled case series. SETTING Three Swedish counties (source population 750,000). PARTICIPANTS 373,398 people(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse mortality and life expectancy in people with alcohol use disorder in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. METHOD A population-based register study including all patients admitted to hospital diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (1,158,486 person-years) from 1987 to 2006 in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. RESULTS Life expectancy was 24-28 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine factors influencing long term risks for acquiring or dying from invasive cervical or vaginal cancer in women previously treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN3). DESIGN Population based cohort study conducted in 1958-2008, followed up until 2009 in the Swedish Cancer Registry and Swedish Cause of Death Register,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether there is an increased risk of cancer associated with lithium treatment in patients with bipolar disorder compared to the general population. METHODS A nationwide Swedish register study of incidence rate ratios (IRRs) of total cancer and site-specific cancer in the 50-84-year age range was carried out in patients with(More)
Aims People who have schizophrenia die earlier from somatic diseases than do people in the general population, but information about cardiovascular deaths in people who have schizophrenia is limited. We analysed mortality in all age groups of people with schizophrenia by specific cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), focusing on five CVD diagnoses: coronary heart(More)