Ole Bernt Fasmer

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A modification of the formalin test appropriate for testing of mice is described. Formalin 1 or 5% was injected into the dorsal surface of a hindpaw, and the time the animal spent licking the paw was recorded. On the basis of the response pattern, two distinct periods of intensive licking activity were identified; an early (0-5 min after injection) and a(More)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and highly heritable psychiatric disorder in children and adults. Recent meta-analyses have indicated an association between genes involved in dopaminergic signaling and childhood ADHD, but little is known about their possible role in adult ADHD. In this study of adults with ADHD, we evaluated the(More)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multifactorial, neurodevelopmental disorder that often persists into adolescence and adulthood and is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Before the advent of the first genome-wide association studies in ADHD, genetic research had mainly focused on candidate genes related to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of symptom profile, comorbid psychiatric problems, and treatment on occupational outcome in adult ADHD patients. METHOD Adult ADHD patients (N = 414) responded to questionnaires rating past and present symptoms of ADHD, comorbid conditions, treatment history, and work status. RESULTS Of the patients, 24% reported being(More)
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders with a worldwide prevalence around 4–5% in children and 1–4% in adults. Although ADHD is highly heritable and familial risk may contribute most strongly to the persistent form of the disorder, there are few studies on the genetics of ADHD in adults. In this(More)
The purpose of this study has been to describe motor activity data obtained by using wrist-worn actigraphs in patients with schizophrenia and major depression by the use of linear and non-linear methods of analysis. Different time frames were investigated, i.e., activity counts measured every minute for up to five hours and activity counts made hourly for(More)
Intrathecal (ITH) administration of 5 micrograms 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) in mice selectively lesioned descending catecholaminergic pathways. Uptake of 3H-noradrenaline (3H-NA) into synaptosomes from the lumbar spinal cord was reduced by 95%, without any change in the uptake of 14C-5-hydroxytryptamine (14C-5-HT). Synaptosomal uptake of 3H-NA and 14C-5-HT(More)
There is a well-known association between migraine and affective disorders, but the information is sparse concerning the prevalence of migraine in subgroups of the affective disorders. The present study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of migraine in unipolar depressive, bipolar I and bipolar II disorders. Patients with major affective disorders(More)
Intrathecal injection of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in mice produced a behavioural syndrome consisting of reciprocal hindlimb scratching and biting or licking of the hindquarters. Pretreatment with either metergoline or morphine given intrathecally inhibited the 5-HT-induced behaviour. The response to 5-HT was similar to the effect of substance P (SP), and(More)
OBJECTIVE Bipolar spectrum disorders (BSD) have several symptoms and features in common with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Here we explored the prevalence of BSD and the relationship between symptoms of BSD and ADHD in adult ADHD patients. METHOD Norwegian adults diagnosed with DSM-IV ADHD during 1997 through 2007 (n = 510) and a random(More)