Child and adolescent psychiatry

The research group in child and adolescent psychiatry is studying the development of psychopathology in children and adolescents as well as how it can be identified and treated. The research is based on a model in which biological, psychological and social risk/protective factors interact during growth and development of child psychiatric symptoms.

These risk and protective factors are studied in both epidemiological and clinical studies. Consequences of child psychiatric symptoms during adolescence are investigated through long-term follow-ups. Risk groups being studied include traumatized children and children who live in psychosocially disadvantaged environments as well as children with neuropsychiatric disorders. The research group is also studying the effect of interventions for defined risk groups. Research is conducted in both international and national collaboration with other research groups.

Following research is on going in the research group in child and adolescent psychiatry

Risk factors for the development of child psychiatric problems

Experience of stress, emotional regulation and physiological stress reactions

Consequences of Teenage Depression

Children with traumatic experiences



Lisa Ekselius
Professor, Överläkare