Kjersti Narud

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The ICD-10 and DSM-IV classifications have both given low priority to "reactivity" to acute stress as a classificatory principle for functional psychoses. In Scandinavia, reactivity is still considered an important factor in the development of such psychoses. Reactivity is a complex concept, and its various components are historically examined. The(More)
Thirty-four patients with seasonal affective disorder, winter depression type (WD) were randomly distributed to receive the selective monoamine oxidase-A inhibitor moclobemide (400 mg daily) or placebo in a double-blind, parallel group study lasting for up to 14 weeks. Severity measures were the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) extended(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have found reduced health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with personality disorders (PDs), but few clinical studies have examined QoL in PDs, and none of them are from an ordinary psychiatric outpatient clinic (POC). We wanted to examine QoL in patients with PDs seen at a POC, to explore the associations of QoL(More)
Patients with seasonal affective disorder (winter depression) from the Oslo area (at about 60 degrees N) recruited through mass media advertising were treated with 1500-lx white full-spectrum light for 2 h in the morning for 6 days. Their clinical state was assessed at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 10 and 14 weeks after commencement of treatment with an extended(More)
Few studies exist on the outcome of patients with personality disorders (PDs) treated at ordinary outpatient clinics. This study examines the gains of such patients 2 years after treatment start at an outpatient clinic. Three patient groups were sampled: cluster A + B PDs, cluster C PDs and axis I disorders. Fifty-eight patients (53%) were amenable to(More)
BACKGROUND Stalking is a considerable health problem. In order to develop interventions for victims, more knowledge is needed concerning prevalence, stress and coping related to stalking as well as associated symptomatology in the victims. This is the first population-based study of stalking in Norway. AIMS To examine the prevalence of stalking in(More)
Individual psychotherapy is a recommended treatment of patients with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition , cluster B personality disorders. Due to their pathology, these patients represent a challenge in psychotherapy, and guidelines for practical handling exist. This study examined the attitudes of psychotherapists toward(More)
Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is a recommended, but controversial, treatment for patients with personality disorders (PDs). The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between demographic and professional characteristics of experienced psychotherapists and their attitudes and opinions towards aspects of this kind of psychotherapy. A(More)
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