Sami Pirkola

Summary

Affiliation: Helsinki University Central Hospital
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reductions in postdischarge suicide after deinstitutionalization and decentralization: a nationwide register study in Finland
    Sami Pirkola
    STAKES Mental Health Group, Lintulahdenkuja 4, FIN 00530 Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatr Serv 58:221-6. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Antidepressant utilisation patterns and determinants of short-term and non-psychiatric use in the Finnish general adult population
    Sinikka Sihvo
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 110:94-105. 2008
  3. pmc Living arrangements and mental health in Finland
    Kaisla Joutsenniemi
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:468-75. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Lifetime prevalence of psychotic and bipolar I disorders in a general population
    Jonna Perälä
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 166, 0300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:19-28. 2007
  5. pmc The characteristics of suicides within a week of discharge after psychiatric hospitalisation - a nationwide register study
    Sami Pirkola
    Mental Health Group, Health and Social Services Division, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Lintulahdenkuja 4, FIN 00530, Helsinki Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 5:32. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Type 2 diabetes among persons with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in a general population survey
    Jaana Suvisaari
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:129-36. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Temporary parental separation at birth and substance use disorder in adulthood. A long-term follow-up of the Finnish Christmas Seal Home Children
    Juha Veijola
    Dept of Psychiatry, University and University Hospital of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:11-7. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Living arrangements, heavy drinking and alcohol dependence
    Kaisla Joutsenniemi
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:480-91. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Employment status, mental disorders and service use in the working age population
    Teija Honkonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:29-36. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption, abstaining, health utility, and quality of life--a general population survey in Finland
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:376-86. 2008

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Reductions in postdischarge suicide after deinstitutionalization and decentralization: a nationwide register study in Finland
    Sami Pirkola
    STAKES Mental Health Group, Lintulahdenkuja 4, FIN 00530 Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatr Serv 58:221-6. 2007
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Antidepressant utilisation patterns and determinants of short-term and non-psychiatric use in the Finnish general adult population
    Sinikka Sihvo
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 110:94-105. 2008
    ..The aim was to study utilisation patterns and determinants of antidepressant use in the general population >30 years, especially short-term use or use not related to known psychiatric morbidity...
  3. pmc Living arrangements and mental health in Finland
    Kaisla Joutsenniemi
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:468-75. 2006
    ..This study aims to establish the extent and determinants of mental health differences by living arrangement in terms of psychological distress (GHQ) and DSM-IV psychiatric disorders (CIDI)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Lifetime prevalence of psychotic and bipolar I disorders in a general population
    Jonna Perälä
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 166, 0300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:19-28. 2007
    ..Recent general population surveys of psychotic disorders have found low lifetime prevalences. However, this may be owing to methodological problems. Few studies have reported the prevalences of all specific psychotic disorders...
  5. pmc The characteristics of suicides within a week of discharge after psychiatric hospitalisation - a nationwide register study
    Sami Pirkola
    Mental Health Group, Health and Social Services Division, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Lintulahdenkuja 4, FIN 00530, Helsinki Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 5:32. 2005
    ..The characteristics of victims of immediate post-discharge suicides are not well known. We explored these characteristics for the purposes of better recognition and preventive efforts of potential immediate post-discharge suicides...
  6. ncbi request reprint Type 2 diabetes among persons with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in a general population survey
    Jaana Suvisaari
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:129-36. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Temporary parental separation at birth and substance use disorder in adulthood. A long-term follow-up of the Finnish Christmas Seal Home Children
    Juha Veijola
    Dept of Psychiatry, University and University Hospital of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:11-7. 2008
    ..Adversities in the early mother-infant relation pose a hypothetical risk for addiction. We studied the association between very early separation and later development of substance use disorder...
  8. ncbi request reprint Living arrangements, heavy drinking and alcohol dependence
    Kaisla Joutsenniemi
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Health and Functional Capacity, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:480-91. 2007
    ..To assess the variation in heavy drinking and alcohol dependence by living arrangements, and the contribution of social and behavioural factors to this variation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Employment status, mental disorders and service use in the working age population
    Teija Honkonen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:29-36. 2007
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption, abstaining, health utility, and quality of life--a general population survey in Finland
    Samuli I Saarni
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:376-86. 2008
    ..To examine the associations between alcohol consumption and utility-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL), subjective quality of life (QoL), self-rated health (SRH), and mental distress...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of psychiatric disorders on health-related quality of life: general population survey
    Samuli I Saarni
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 190:326-32. 2007
    ..Measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with generic preference-based instruments enables comparisons of severity across different conditions and treatments. This is necessary for rational public health policy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence in relation to burnout among the Finnish working population
    Kirsi Ahola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Addiction 101:1438-43. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationship of burnout to alcohol dependence and high alcohol consumption...
  13. ncbi request reprint Treatment of anxiety disorders in the Finnish general population
    Sinikka Sihvo
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 96:31-8. 2006
    ..Treatments for anxiety disorders in the general population are not widely investigated. We determined the proportion, type and determinants of treatment in the Finnish general population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Influence of parental education, childhood adversities, and current living conditions on daily smoking in early adulthood
    Laura Kestilä
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 16:617-26. 2006
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint [Update on current care guidelines. Depressive disorder]
    Erkki Isometsä
    Duodecim 121:2311-2. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint Childhood adversities as risk factors for adult mental disorders: results from the Health 2000 study
    Sami Pirkola
    Dept of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:769-77. 2005
    ..The sex-specific role of stressful or traumatic childhood experiences and adverse circumstances in developing adulthood mental disorders is complex and still in need of comprehensive research...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cyclic time patterns of death from suicide in northern Finland
    Timo Partonen
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 78:11-9. 2004
    ..Seasonal variations in day length and temperature seem likely to contribute to the timing of the suicide process...
  18. ncbi request reprint Do means matter?: Differences in characteristics of Finnish suicide completers using different methods
    Sami Pirkola
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:745-50. 2003
    ..For instance, carefulness in the practice of prescribing of intoxicating substances to particular psychiatric patients seems justified...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Cannabis and schizophrenia]
    Sami Pirkola
    Duodecim 119:1199-200. 2003