Sami Pirkola

Summary

Affiliation: National Public Health Institute
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi Suicide in alcohol-dependent individuals: epidemiology and management
    Sami P Pirkola
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    CNS Drugs 18:423-36. 2004
  2. ncbi DSM-IV mood-, anxiety- and alcohol use disorders and their comorbidity in the Finnish general population--results from the Health 2000 Study
    Sami P Pirkola
    Dept of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:1-10. 2005
  3. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi Currently active and remitted alcohol dependence in a nationwide adult general population--results from the Finnish Health 2000 study
    Sami P Pirkola
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:315-20. 2006
  5. doi Circadian clock gene polymorphisms in alcohol use disorders and alcohol consumption
    Leena Kovanen
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 45:303-11. 2010
  6. doi Geographic variation and sociodemographic characteristics of psychotic disorders in Finland
    Jonna Perälä
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Schizophr Res 106:337-47. 2008
  7. doi Treatment of major depressive disorder in the Finnish general population
    Juha Hämäläinen
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Depress Anxiety 26:1049-59. 2009
  8. doi Support for involvement of glutamate decarboxylase 1 and neuropeptide Y in anxiety susceptibility
    Jonas Donner
    Research Programs Unit, Molecular Neurology, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 159:316-27. 2012
  9. doi Alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality among elderly in Finland
    Jukka T Halme
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:212-8. 2010
  10. doi General health and quality-of-life measures in active, recent, and comorbid mental disorders: a population-based health 2000 study
    Sami Pirkola
    Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Compr Psychiatry 50:108-14. 2009

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi Suicide in alcohol-dependent individuals: epidemiology and management
    Sami P Pirkola
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    CNS Drugs 18:423-36. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi DSM-IV mood-, anxiety- and alcohol use disorders and their comorbidity in the Finnish general population--results from the Health 2000 Study
    Sami P Pirkola
    Dept of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:1-10. 2005
    ..Information on prevalence, accumulation and variation of common mental disorders is essential for both etiological research and development of mental health service systems...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi Currently active and remitted alcohol dependence in a nationwide adult general population--results from the Finnish Health 2000 study
    Sami P Pirkola
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 41:315-20. 2006
    ..To study the factors relating to remission from alcohol dependence in the general population...
  5. doi Circadian clock gene polymorphisms in alcohol use disorders and alcohol consumption
    Leena Kovanen
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 45:303-11. 2010
    ..Our aim was to study whether circadian clock gene polymorphisms predispose to alcohol dependence or abuse or other alcohol-related characteristics...
  6. doi Geographic variation and sociodemographic characteristics of psychotic disorders in Finland
    Jonna Perälä
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Schizophr Res 106:337-47. 2008
    ..We examined the geographical variation in the lifetime prevalence of psychotic disorders in a comprehensive general population study...
  7. doi Treatment of major depressive disorder in the Finnish general population
    Juha Hämäläinen
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Depress Anxiety 26:1049-59. 2009
    ..We estimated the rates of different treatments and the effect of individual and disorder characteristics plus provider type on treatment received...
  8. doi Support for involvement of glutamate decarboxylase 1 and neuropeptide Y in anxiety susceptibility
    Jonas Donner
    Research Programs Unit, Molecular Neurology, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 159:316-27. 2012
    ..003). In conclusion, we provide further support for involvement of mainly GAD1, but also NPY in determining predisposition to anxiety disorders...
  9. doi Alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality among elderly in Finland
    Jukka T Halme
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:212-8. 2010
    ..To estimate the gender-specific prevalences of alcohol consumption levels and to investigate the association between heavy drinking and all-cause mortality among elderly males...
  10. doi General health and quality-of-life measures in active, recent, and comorbid mental disorders: a population-based health 2000 study
    Sami Pirkola
    Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Compr Psychiatry 50:108-14. 2009
    ..We studied the impact of comorbidity and recency in psychiatric disorders on psychological well-being, perceived health, and quality of life and compared their effect with the effect of a chronic medical condition, type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  11. ncbi 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
    ....
  12. doi Childhood and current determinants of heavy drinking in early adulthood
    Laura Kestilä
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:460-9. 2008
    ..To explore the association of parental education, childhood living conditions and several adversities with heavy drinking in early adulthood, and to analyze the effect of the respondent's current circumstances on these associations...
  13. doi 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...
  14. doi 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...
  15. doi Hazardous drinking: prevalence and associations in the Finnish general population
    Jukka T Halme
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:1615-22. 2008
    ..This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and associations of hazardous drinking in comparison to AUDs, moderate drinking, and abstinence...
  16. doi Contribution of adenosine related genes to the risk of depression with disturbed sleep
    Natalia Gass
    Department of Physiology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 126:134-9. 2010
    ..One of the key substances regulating sleep is adenosine. We hypothesized that variations in polymorphic sites of adenosine related genes may predispose to depression with sleep disturbances...
  17. pmc Systematic analysis of circadian genes in a population-based sample reveals association of TIMELESS with depression and sleep disturbance
    Siddheshwar J Utge
    Public Health Genomics Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 5:e9259. 2010
    ..These findings support a connection between circadian genes and gender-dependent depression and defective sleep regulation...
  18. ncbi An association analysis of circadian genes in anxiety disorders
    Tessa Sipilä
    Research Program of Molecular Neurology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Biol Psychiatry 67:1163-70. 2010
    ..We tested this hypothesis with a genetic association analysis...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. ncbi 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...
  22. doi Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder and delirium in the general population
    Jonna Perälä
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 197:200-6. 2010
    ..Epidemiological data on alcohol-induced psychotic disorder and delirium (alcohol-induced psychotic syndrome, AIPS) are scarce...
  23. ncbi 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
    ....
  24. ncbi 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...
  25. pmc Childhood adversities are associated with shorter telomere length at adult age both in individuals with an anxiety disorder and controls
    Laura Kananen
    Research Program of Molecular Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 5:e10826. 2010
    ..This finding has potentially important implications supporting the view that childhood adversities might have a considerable impact on well being later in life...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. 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)...
  28. doi The Beck Depression Inventory and General Health Questionnaire as measures of depression in the general population: a validation study using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview as the gold standard
    Anna Mari Aalto
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatry Res 197:163-71. 2012
    ..Even the 6-item version of the BDI showed acceptable criterion validity, although replication in an independent dataset is needed to confirm its validity...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. doi Assessment of the neuropeptide S system in anxiety disorders
    Jonas Donner
    Research Program of Molecular Neurology, Biomedicum Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Biol Psychiatry 68:474-83. 2010
    ..We addressed here the role of NPS and NPSR1 as susceptibility genes for human anxiety disorders...
  31. doi Community mental-health services and suicide rate in Finland: a nationwide small-area analysis
    Sami Pirkola
    Mental Health Group, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet 373:147-53. 2009
    ..We investigated this reform by assessing the relation between suicide risk and different ways of organising mental-health services...
  32. doi A population-based association study of candidate genes for depression and sleep disturbance
    Siddheshwar Utge
    Public Health Genomics Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 153:468-76. 2010
    ..These differences may partially explain the broad spectrum of depressive symptoms, and their systematic monitoring could potentially be used for diagnostic purposes...