Anu Katriina Pesonen

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Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Vasoactive agents for the prediction of early- and late-onset preeclampsia in a high-risk cohort
    Pia M Villa
    The Research Programs Unit, Women s Health, University of Helsinki, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:110. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The lifespan consequences of early life stress
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, P O Box 9 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Physiol Behav 106:722-7. 2012
  3. pmc Temporal associations between daytime physical activity and sleep in children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 6:e22958. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Brain responses to surprising sounds are related to temperament and parent-child dyadic synchrony in young children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Dev Psychobiol 52:513-23. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Sleep duration and regularity are associated with behavioral problems in 8-year-old children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 17:298-305. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Finnish men and women separated temporarily from their parents in childhood--a life course study
    Hanna Alastalo
    Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 74:583-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and risk of severe mental disorders in the offspring in adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Soile Tuovinen
    Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 46:303-10. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Growth in infancy and childhood and hospitalization for personality disorders in adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Marius Lahti
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 1A, PO Box 9, FI 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Pers Disord 25:620-33. 2011
  9. pmc Trajectories of growth and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: a longitudinal study
    Kati Heinonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pediatr 11:84. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Slower reaction times and impaired learning in young adults with birth weight <1500 g
    Sonja Strang-Karlsson
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 125:e74-82. 2010

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Publications65

  1. pmc Vasoactive agents for the prediction of early- and late-onset preeclampsia in a high-risk cohort
    Pia M Villa
    The Research Programs Unit, Women s Health, University of Helsinki, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:110. 2013
    ..To evaluate the soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), placental growth factor (PlGF), and sFlt-1/PlGF ratio for the prediction of early- and late-onset preeclampsia in a high-risk cohort...
  2. doi request reprint The lifespan consequences of early life stress
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, P O Box 9 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Physiol Behav 106:722-7. 2012
    ..We found significant effects of ELS on psychiatric morbidity and mortality, intellectual ability, stress reactivity, reproductive history, and inter-generational social mobility...
  3. pmc Temporal associations between daytime physical activity and sleep in children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 6:e22958. 2011
    ..We examined temporal associations between objectively-measured physical activity (PA) during the day and in the evening, and sleep quantity and quality...
  4. doi request reprint Brain responses to surprising sounds are related to temperament and parent-child dyadic synchrony in young children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Dev Psychobiol 52:513-23. 2010
    ..The results demonstrate that temperament is related to P3a responses in early childhood, and that parent-child synchrony associates with both temperament and P3a responses in a theoretically meaningful way...
  5. doi request reprint Sleep duration and regularity are associated with behavioral problems in 8-year-old children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Int J Behav Med 17:298-305. 2010
    ..Relatively little is known about the significance of normal variation in objectively assessed sleep duration and its regularity in children's psychological well-being...
  6. doi request reprint Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Finnish men and women separated temporarily from their parents in childhood--a life course study
    Hanna Alastalo
    Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 74:583-7. 2012
    ..Early-life stress may influence health later in life. We examined morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease over 60 years in individuals separated temporarily from their parents in childhood due to World War II...
  7. doi request reprint Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and risk of severe mental disorders in the offspring in adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Soile Tuovinen
    Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 46:303-10. 2012
    ..We examined if hypertension without proteinuria and preeclampsia in pregnancy predict serious mental disorders in the offspring, and if sex, childhood socioeconomic status, length of gestation and parity modify these associations...
  8. doi request reprint Growth in infancy and childhood and hospitalization for personality disorders in adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Marius Lahti
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 1A, PO Box 9, FI 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Pers Disord 25:620-33. 2011
    ..Our findings show the importance of early growth as a vulnerability factor of personality disorders severe enough to justify hospitalization...
  9. pmc Trajectories of growth and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: a longitudinal study
    Kati Heinonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pediatr 11:84. 2011
    ..Data on the importance of postnatal growth is, however scanty. We studied whether pre- and postnatal growth up to 56 months is associated with symptoms of ADHD in children...
  10. doi request reprint Slower reaction times and impaired learning in young adults with birth weight <1500 g
    Sonja Strang-Karlsson
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 125:e74-82. 2010
    ..We assessed core neurocognitive abilities (processing speed, working memory, attention, and learning capacity) in young adults with VLBW and in term-born control subjects...
  11. pmc Early life origins cognitive decline: findings in elderly men in the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Katri Raikkonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e54707. 2013
    ..To examine whether the adverse effects of slow prenatal and postnatal growth on cognitive function persist to old age and predict age related cognitive decline...
  12. ncbi request reprint Temporary separation from parents in early childhood and serious personality disorders in adult life
    Marius Lahti
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pers Disord 26:751-62. 2012
    ..Parental separation may thus be a specific vulnerability factor for serious personality disorders...
  13. pmc Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and cognitive decline in the offspring up to old age
    Soile Tuovinen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neurology 79:1578-82. 2012
    ..We tested whether maternal hypertensive disorders in pregnancy predict age-related change in cognitive ability in the offspring up to old age...
  14. doi request reprint Infant growth and hostility in adult life
    Katri Rikkönen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9 Siltavuorenpenger 20 D, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 70:306-13. 2008
    ..A common origin in suboptimal fetal and early postnatal life may lie beneath. This study tested whether prenatal and postnatal growth predicts hostility in adult life...
  15. ncbi request reprint Very low birth weight increases risk for sleep-disordered breathing in young adulthood: the Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults
    E Juulia Paavonen
    Department of Psychology, PO Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 120:778-84. 2007
    ..We investigated whether very low birth weight (<1500 g) is associated with the risk of sleep-disordered breathing in young adulthood...
  16. doi request reprint Sex-specific associations between sleep problems and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity in children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:238-48. 2012
    ..Altered function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis (HPAA) may be one underlying mechanism. We studied the associations between sleep problems and HPAA activity in children...
  17. doi request reprint Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children are associated with cortisol responses to psychosocial stress but not with daily cortisol levels
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 45:1471-6. 2011
    ..Their diurnal cortisol rhythm was not affected. Thus, ADHD-I may be associated with dysregulation of the HPAA or reduced engagement with stressful stimuli...
  18. doi request reprint Sleep quantity, quality and optimism in children
    Sakari Lemola
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Sleep Res 20:12-20. 2011
    ..Our findings may inform why sleep quantity and quality and positive characteristics are associated with wellbeing in children...
  19. doi request reprint Body size at birth and socio-economic status in childhood: implications for Cloninger's psychobiological model of temperament at age 60
    Jari Lahti
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatry Res 160:167-74. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in adults separated from their parents as children: a natural experiment during World War II
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1126-33. 2007
    ..Those separated from their father because of the father's military assignment (n = 744) did not differ from those who were not separated...
  21. pmc Lower conditioning leisure-time physical activity in young adults born preterm at very low birth weight
    Nina Kaseva
    Department of Chronic Disease and Diabetes Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e32430. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess physical activity in healthy young adults born preterm at very low birth weight compared with term-born controls...
  22. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of smoking cessation before pregnancy and children's cognitive abilities at 56 months of age
    Kati Heinonen
    Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Early Hum Dev 87:353-9. 2011
    ..An inverse relationship exists between the rates of maternal smoking during pregnancy and children's cognitive abilities. The effect of maternal cessation of smoking before pregnancy on child's cognitive development is less clear...
  23. doi request reprint Poor sleep and cardiovascular function in children
    Silja Martikainen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Hypertension 58:16-21. 2011
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  24. doi request reprint Parental bonding after preterm birth: child and parent perspectives in the Helsinki study of very low birth weight adults
    Riikka Pyhälä
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr 158:251-6.e1. 2011
    ..To examine whether parenting behavior recalled by very low birth weight (VLBW) adults or their parents differs from that of term-born control subjects or their parents...
  25. doi request reprint Depression in young adults with very low birth weight: the Helsinki study of very low-birth-weight adults
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:290-6. 2008
    ..Little is known about the mental health outcomes of very low-birth-weight (VLBW) (< 1500 g) infants in young adulthood...
  26. doi request reprint Ambulatory blood pressure in young adults with very low birth weight
    Petteri Hovi
    Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr 156:54-59.e1. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that, as compared with a matched control group born at term, young adults with very low birth weight (VLBW <1.5 kg) would have higher 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure...
  27. doi request reprint Sleep quality and cognitive performance in 8-year-old children
    E Juulia Paavonen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep Med 11:386-92. 2010
    ..The present study examined how sleep duration and sleep quality are associated with cognitive performance in 8-year-old children using standardized neurocognitive tests...
  28. doi request reprint Maternal prenatal licorice consumption alters hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis function in children
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9 Siltavuorenpenger 20 D, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1587-93. 2010
    ..05). These effects appeared dose-related. Our findings lend support to prenatal 'programming' of HPAA function by overexposure to glucocorticoids...
  29. doi request reprint Higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis reactivity to psychosocial stress in children
    Silja Martikainen
    PO Box 9 Siltavuorenpenger 1 A, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E619-27. 2013
    ..Conclusions: These results suggest that children with lower levels of daytime PA have higher HPAA activity in response to stress. These findings may offer insight into the pathways of PA on physical and mental well-being...
  30. doi request reprint Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and intellectual abilities in the offspring in young adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Soile Tuovinen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Med 44:394-403. 2012
    ..Hypertensive disorders may affect the fetal developmental milieu and thus hint at mechanisms by which prenatal adversity associates with poorer intellectual ability in subsequent life...
  31. pmc Stroke is predicted by low visuospatial in relation to other intellectual abilities and coronary heart disease by low general intelligence
    Eero Kajantie
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 7:e46841. 2012
    ..Most studies have used a general intelligence score. We studied whether three different subscores of intellectual ability predict these disorders...
  32. doi request reprint Maternal hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and self-reported cognitive impairment of the offspring 70 years later: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study
    Soile Tuovinen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:200.e1-9. 2013
    ..We tested whether maternal hypertensive disorders during pregnancy predict self-reported cognitive impairment, which is one of the earliest behavioral markers of dementia, of the offspring 70 years later...
  33. doi request reprint Risk of severe mental disorders in adults separated temporarily from their parents in childhood: the Helsinki birth cohort study
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 45:332-8. 2011
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Prenatal and postnatal growth and cognitive abilities at 56 months of age: a longitudinal study of infants born at term
    Kati Heinonen
    Department of Psychology, PO Box 9, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 121:e1325-33. 2008
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Prenatal origins of hospitalization for personality disorders: the Helsinki birth cohort study
    Marius Lahti
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatry Res 179:226-30. 2010
    ..Among women, a smaller placental area predicted increased risk of hospitalization for dramatic personality disorders. Vulnerability to personality disorders may be programmed during fetal life...
  36. doi request reprint Reproductive traits following a parent-child separation trauma during childhood: a natural experiment during World War II
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Hum Biol 20:345-51. 2008
    ..The implications are relevant to the 9.2 million child refugees living throughout the world today...
  37. ncbi request reprint Length of gestation and depressive symptoms at age 60 years
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 190:469-74. 2007
    ..A non-optimal foetal environment, reflected in smaller birth size and shorter duration of gestation, is a risk factor for compromised health later in life...
  38. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality in young adults with very low birth weight--the Helsinki study of very low birth weight adults
    Sonja Strang-Karlsson
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Biomedicum 2, Tukholmankatu 8A, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 448, FI 00029, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:387-95. 2008
    ..To assess the relationship between very low birth weight (VLBW; <1,500 g) and quality and amount of sleep in young adults...
  39. doi request reprint Self- and parent-rated executive functioning in young adults with very low birth weight
    Kati Heinonen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 131:e243-50. 2013
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Do gestational age and weight for gestational age predict concordance in parental perceptions of infant temperament?
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:331-6. 2006
    ..To study whether infant weight for gestational age, and gestational age predict mother- and father-rated infant temperament (IBQ) at 6 months...
  41. ncbi request reprint Continuity of father-rated temperament from infancy to middle childhood
    Niina Komsi
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Infant Behav Dev 31:239-54. 2008
    ..These findings give empirical credence to Rothbart's theory and to father-rated temperamental continuity from infancy onwards...
  42. doi request reprint Adults born at very low birth weight exercise less than their peers born at term
    Eero Kajantie
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr 157:610-6, 616.e1. 2010
    ..To study the effects of very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g) birth on physical activity, an important protective and modifiable factor...
  43. doi request reprint Morningness propensity in young adults born prematurely: the Helsinki study of very low birth weight adults
    Sonja Strang-Karlsson
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 27:1829-42. 2010
    ..The finding is potentially important, since morningness is associated with beneficial health outcomes...
  44. doi request reprint History of mental disorders and leukocyte telomere length in late adulthood: the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS)
    Katri Savolainen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 46:1346-53. 2012
    ..Future research is needed to elucidate if psychotropic medication is involved in leukocyte telomere length maintenance in subjects with mental disorders...
  45. doi request reprint Physical activity and psychiatric problems in children
    Silja Martikainen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr 161:160-2.e1. 2012
    ..Higher overall physical activity and more time spent in more intense physical activity were associated with lower odds for psychiatric problems in emotional, social, and behavioral domains...
  46. doi request reprint Short sleep duration and behavioral symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in healthy 7- to 8-year-old children
    E Juulia Paavonen
    Departments of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 123:e857-64. 2009
    ..The objective of our study was to evaluate whether short sleep is associated with behavioral symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 7- to 8-year-old children...
  47. doi request reprint Poor sleep and altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical and sympatho-adrenal-medullary system activity in children
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9 Siltavuorenpenger 20 D, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:2254-61. 2010
    ..Neuroendocrine alterations, with well-known links with health, may offer insight into why poor sleep is associated with poor health. Yet, studies testing associations between sleep and neuroendocrine activity in children are scarce...
  48. doi request reprint Reduced body size and shape-related symptoms in young adults born preterm with very low birth weight: Helsinki study of very low birth weight adults
    Karoliina Wehkalampi
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    J Pediatr 157:421-7, 427.e1. 2010
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Sleep problems and cardiovascular function in children
    Silja Martikainen
    University of Helsinki, PO BOX 9 Siltavuorenpenger 1 A 337, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 75:682-90. 2013
    ..However, associations may be underestimated because of the low prevalence of sleep breathing disorders in this sample and may not generalize to older populations. ..
  50. doi request reprint Trajectories of physical growth and personality dimensions of the Five-Factor Model
    Marius Lahti
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Pers Soc Psychol 105:154-69. 2013
    ..Openness to experience was not associated with growth. This longitudinal study supports an association between pre- and postnatal physical growth and 4 of the Five-Factor Model personality dimensions in adulthood...
  51. pmc Behavioural symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preterm and term children born small and appropriate for gestational age: a longitudinal study
    Kati Heinonen
    Institute of Behavioral Science, P O Box 9, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pediatr 10:91. 2010
    ..Thus, we tested whether preterm birth and small body size at birth adjusted for gestational age are independently associated with symptoms of ADHD in children...
  52. ncbi request reprint Sweet babies: chocolate consumption during pregnancy and infant temperament at six months
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, P O Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Early Hum Dev 76:139-45. 2004
    ..Chocolate contains several biologically active components potentially having behavioral and psychological consequences...
  53. doi request reprint Cognitive ability and decline after early life stress exposure
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neurobiol Aging 34:1674-9. 2013
    ..Though early life stress was also associated significantly with weaker cognitive performance at the ages 20 and 70 years, it was not associated with cognitive decline over the 50-year period within this sample...
  54. doi request reprint Cardiovascular health of Finnish war evacuees 60 years later
    Hanna Alastalo
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Med 41:66-72. 2009
    ..Early life experiences might have long-term effects on health...
  55. doi request reprint Personality of young adults born prematurely: the Helsinki study of very low birth weight adults
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:609-17. 2008
    ..Today, the first generations of very low birth weight (VLBW <or= 1500 g) infants are entering adulthood but very little is known of their personality traits, associated with both psychopathological vulnerability and resilience...
  56. pmc Premenstrual symptoms in young adults born preterm at very low birth weight--from the Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults
    Sanna Mustaniemi
    Diabetes Prevention Unit, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Womens Health 11:25. 2011
    ..Preterm birth at very low birth weight (VLBW, < 1500g) has a multitude of consequences that extend to adult life, including altered stress responsiveness which could affect the prevalence of premenstrual symptoms...
  57. pmc Early life stress and physical and psychosocial functioning in late adulthood
    Hanna Alastalo
    Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e69011. 2013
    ..We studied physical and psychosocial functioning in late adulthood in subjects separated temporarily from their parents in childhood during World War II...
  58. pmc Prenatal origins of poor sleep in children
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep 32:1086-92. 2009
    ..We examined whether small body size at birth and prenatal tobacco or alcohol exposure predict poor sleep and more sleep disturbances in children...
  59. doi request reprint Maternal licorice consumption and detrimental cognitive and psychiatric outcomes in children
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1137-46. 2009
    ..Data are compatible with adverse fetal "programming" by overexposure to glucocorticoids and caution against excessive intake of licorice-containing foodstuffs during pregnancy...
  60. doi request reprint Antenatal betamethasone and fetal growth in prematurely born children: implications for temperament traits at the age of 2 years
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 123:e31-7. 2009
    ..We explored whether repeated dose of antenatal betamethasone and variation in intrauterine growth of prematurely born children predict temperament characteristics at the age of 2 years...
  61. doi request reprint Growth trajectories and intellectual abilities in young adulthood: The Helsinki Birth Cohort study
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 170:447-55. 2009
    ..There is a second critical period, specific for verbal development, between ages 2 and 7 years and a third critical period for all 3 tested outcomes during adolescence...
  62. doi request reprint Early life origins of psychological development and mental health
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Psychol 50:583-91. 2009
    ..Thus, further research is needed to elucidate these mechanisms before information on the early life origins of health and disease can be used in designing prevention and intervention programs...
  63. pmc Subjective sleep complaints are associated with insulin resistance in individuals without diabetes: the PPP-Botnia Study
    Antti Jussi Pyykkönen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 35:2271-8. 2012
    ..We examined if subjective sleep complaints and their co-occurrence were associated with IR and insulin secretion in adult women and men without diabetes...
  64. doi request reprint Cortical somatosensory processing measured by magnetoencephalography predicts neurodevelopment in extremely low-gestational-age infants
    Petri Rahkonen
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Res 73:763-71. 2013
    ..We evaluated whether, in extremely low-gestational-age (ELGA) infants, abnormalities in MEG-recorded SEFs at term age are associated with adverse neurodevelopment at 2 y of corrected age...
  65. doi request reprint Music training enhances the rapid plasticity of P3a/P3b event-related brain potentials for unattended and attended target sounds
    Miia Seppänen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Atten Percept Psychophys 74:600-12. 2012
    ..Regardless of musical training, better discrimination was associated with higher working memory capacity. We concluded that music training enhances short-term P3a/P3b plasticity, indicating training-induced changes in attentional skills...