Sten Levander

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has long been recognized in children, and for many the disorder persists into adulthood. There is a growing concern that the adults with ADHD who have the least favorable outcome, are among those who end up in prison. The aim of this study was to assess childhood ADHD and its persistence into adulthood among a(More)
Skill, strategy, and laterality measures obtained through computerized neuropsychological tasks, a reaction time (RT) test, and a visuospatial problem-solving test, the Perceptual Maze Test, were analyzed in relation to sex and handedness of 56 high-school students. Boys were significantly faster than girls on most RT subtasks (including a(More)
This review discusses the atypical antipsychotics, focusing on the possibility of symptom reduction with a minimum of side-effects. A selective review of clinically relevant reports, studies and meta-analyses is presented. The results from clinical trials suggest that atypical agents improve negative and affective symptoms, and cognitive functioning more(More)
Twenty-nine patients with brain lesion and 29 matched controls participated in the study. The patients were socially well recovered with a high rate of employment. Compared with the controls, they performed significantly worse on a neuropsychological test battery, especially on executive and cognitive functions. Patients drove as well as controls in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess neuropsychological impairments among fairly young schizophrenic patients over time, and relations between impairment and symptoms, drug type and dose. METHOD Clinical and neuropsychological data for 29 schizophrenic patients have been published earlier. Twenty of these patients were retested after 3 years using the same methods. (More)
Smooth pursuit eye movements (SPEM) and neuropsychological performance were examined in a sample of 29 drug-treated schizophrenic patients and 22 healthy controls. Patients had impairment in SPEM as well as in a wide range of neuropsychological tests (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Finger Tapping, Reaction time, Selective(More)
In order to test the hypothesis that acute schizophrenia episodes have a negative impact on cognitive function, 35 consecutive non-abuse schizophrenia outpatients (age < 60) were enrolled in this study. All subjects for whom grades from the 9(th) year of the Swedish school system were available, had to complete a comprehensive computerized(More)
A personality inventory, the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP), was administered to a group of 28 severely obese patients before treatment with jaw fixation. Several items significantly predicted incapacity to maintain the achieved weight loss 1 year after treatment: anxiety, monotony avoidance, suspiciousness and a low degree of socialization. These(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients treated with antipsychotic drugs often receive concomitant psychotropic compounds. Few studies address this issue from a lifetime perspective. Here, an analysis is presented of the prescription pattern of such concomitant medication from the first contact with psychiatry until the last written note in the case history documents, in(More)