Katri Raikkonen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Depressive symptoms, antidepressant medication use, and insulin resistance: the PPP-Botnia Study
    Antti Jussi Pyykkönen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 34:2545-7. 2011
  2. 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
  3. pmc Stressful life events and the metabolic syndrome: the prevalence, prediction and prevention of diabetes (PPP)-Botnia Study
    Antti Jussi Pyykkönen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 33:378-84. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Late-preterm birth and lifetime socioeconomic attainments: the Helsinki birth cohort study
    Kati Heinonen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, PO Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 132:647-55. 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. doi request reprint Early determinants of mental health
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 26:599-611. 2012
  8. 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications92

  1. pmc Depressive symptoms, antidepressant medication use, and insulin resistance: the PPP-Botnia Study
    Antti Jussi Pyykkönen
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 34:2545-7. 2011
    ..We examined whether depressive symptoms associate with IR and insulin secretion, and, additionally, whether antidepressant medication use may modulate such associations...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Stressful life events and the metabolic syndrome: the prevalence, prediction and prevention of diabetes (PPP)-Botnia Study
    Antti Jussi Pyykkönen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 33:378-84. 2010
    ..We also tested associations between stress and the individual components related to the metabolic syndrome...
  4. doi request reprint Late-preterm birth and lifetime socioeconomic attainments: the Helsinki birth cohort study
    Kati Heinonen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, PO Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 132:647-55. 2013
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. doi request reprint Early determinants of mental health
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 26:599-611. 2012
    ..The studies may bear relevance for future prevention and intervention programs targeting the potentially modifiable environmental factors that will aid at promoting mental well-being and health of an individual...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. doi request reprint Stress, glucocorticoids and liquorice in human pregnancy: programmers of the offspring brain
    K Raikkonen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Stress 14:590-603. 2011
    ..This work lays the foundations for biomarker discovery and affords opportunities for prevention and interventions to ameliorate adverse outcomes in humans...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. doi request reprint Neurocognitive abilities in young adults with very low birth weight
    R Pyhälä
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Neurology 77:2052-60. 2011
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  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
    ....
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  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 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...
  28. doi request reprint Sleep problems and cardiovascular function in children
    Silja Martikainen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 75:682-90. 2013
    ..To assess the associations of sleep problems with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and cardiovascular reactivity in children...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Fetal programming of temperamental negative affectivity among children born healthy at term
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Dev Psychobiol 48:633-43. 2006
    ....
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi 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
    ....
  39. ncbi 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
    ..The effects on cognitive performance appeared dose related. Data are compatible with adverse fetal "programming" by overexposure to glucocorticoids and caution against excessive intake of licorice-containing foodstuffs during pregnancy...
  40. doi request reprint No association between body size at birth and leucocyte telomere length in adult life--evidence from three cohort studies
    Eero Kajantie
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 41:1400-8. 2012
    ..We studied whether body size at birth and underlying factors including severely preterm birth predict LTL in adult life...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Intellectual ability in early adulthood and type 2 diabetes in later life
    Maria Paile-Hyvärinen
    Diabetes Prevention Unit, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Diabetol 46:249-52. 2009
    ..50, 95% CI 0.28-0.91). While education seems to protect from type 2 diabetes, we could not detect a connection between early intellectual ability and impairment in glucose regulation in later adulthood...
  45. 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
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis reactivity to psychosocial stress in children
    Silja Martikainen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E619-27. 2013
    ..Children who undertake more physical activity (PA) not only have more optimal physical health but also enjoy better mental health. However, the pathways by which PA affects well-being remain unclear...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint Blunted hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and insulin response to psychosocial stress 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 Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 80:101-6. 2014
    ..This could be mediated through altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) response to stress...
  55. doi request reprint Impact of glucose metabolism and birth size on cognitive performance in elderly subjects
    Maria Paile-Hyvärinen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, Diabetes Prevention Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 83:379-86. 2009
    ..We aimed to investigate the impact of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance on cognitive performance and to explore the association between birth weight and cognitive performance among diabetic subjects...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. ncbi request reprint Depressive vulnerability in parents and their 5-year-old child's temperament: a family system perspective
    Anu Katriina Pesonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Fam Psychol 20:648-55. 2006
    ..The influence of personality-based depressive traits on child temperamental outcomes and effective parenting is discussed with reference to between-dyad family dynamics...
  60. 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
    ....
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoid receptor gene haplotype predicts increased risk of hospital admission for depressive disorders in the Helsinki birth cohort study
    Jari Lahti
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 45:1160-4. 2011
    ..We examined if single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their haplotypes spanning the entire NR3C1 are associated with depressive disorders and with self-reported depressive symptoms in adulthood...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint Maternal perceptions and adolescent self-esteem: a six-year longitudinal study
    Kati Heinonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Adolescence 38:669-87. 2003
    ..Additionally, perceived difficult temperament at baseline predicted hostile child-rearing attitudes at first follow-up, which further predicted low self-esteem among girls only...
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi 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...
  70. doi request reprint Association between depressive symptoms and metabolic syndrome is not explained by antidepressant medication: results from the PPP-Botnia Study
    Antti Jussi Pyykkönen
    Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Med 44:279-88. 2012
    ....
  71. 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
    ....
  72. 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...
  73. doi request reprint Blood pressure responses to psychosocial stress in young adults with very low birth weight: Helsinki study of very low birth weight adults
    Riikka Pyhälä
    Departments of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 123:731-4. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that very low birth weight is associated with elevated blood pressure reactivity to psychosocial stress and, therefore, may increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity...
  74. ncbi request reprint Personality and stress appraisal in adults prenatally exposed to the Dutch famine
    Susanne R de Rooij
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, P O Box 22660, 1100DD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Early Hum Dev 88:321-5. 2012
    ..Previous studies have shown that prenatal exposure to the Dutch famine is associated with an increased risk for several psychiatric disorders. Variation in personality characteristics and in stress appraisal may underlie mental disorders...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint Early-life origins of schizotypal traits in adulthood
    Jari Lahti
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Psychiatry 195:132-7. 2009
    ..Although schizotypal traits, such as anhedonia and aberrant perceptions, may increase the risk for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, little is known about early-life characteristics that predict more pronounced schizotypal traits...
  78. ncbi request reprint The relationship between psychological risk attributes and the metabolic syndrome in healthy women: antecedent or consequence?
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Metabolism 51:1573-7. 2002
    ..The association between anger and the metabolic syndrome is reciprocal. Reduction in the level of psychological distress may prevent the development of the metabolic syndrome in women...
  79. pmc Do dispositional pessimism and optimism predict ambulatory blood pressure during school days and nights in adolescents?
    Katri Raikkonen
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Pers 76:605-30. 2008
    ..These results suggest that optimism and pessimism are not the opposite poles on a single continuum but ought to be treated as separate constructs...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status in childhood and adulthood: associations with dispositional optimism and pessimism over a 21-year follow-up
    Kati Heinonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Pers 74:1111-26. 2006
    ..Social mobility between SES of family of origin and current SES also influenced the scores. The current findings suggest that the foundation of dispositional optimism and pessimism is related to early SES of the family...
  82. 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...
  83. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and stressful life events predict metabolic syndrome among middle-aged women: a comparison of World Health Organization, Adult Treatment Panel III, and International Diabetes Foundation definitions
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 30:872-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether psychosocial factors that are related to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes predict prospectively the risk for the metabolic syndrome using the different clinical criteria available for defining the syndrome...
  84. ncbi request reprint Tryptophan hydroxylase 1 gene (TPH1) moderates the influence of social support on depressive symptoms in adults
    Markus Jokela
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Affect Disord 100:191-7. 2007
    ..We examined whether the common 218 A > C and 779 A > C polymorphisms in the tryptophan hydroxylase 1 gene (TPH1) moderated the association between perceived social support and sub-clinical depressive symptoms in adults...
  85. doi request reprint Early life predictors of the physiological stress response later in life
    Eero Kajantie
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:23-32. 2010
    ..We believe that important future directions include focusing on specific early life exposures as predictors and on stress response in everyday life as an outcome...
  86. doi request reprint Young adults with very low birth weight: leaving the parental home and sexual relationships--Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults
    Eero Kajantie
    National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 122:e62-72. 2008
    ..We studied the tempo of first leaving the parental home and starting cohabitation with an intimate partner and sexual experience of young adults with very low birth weight (<1500 g)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Body size at birth predicts hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to psychosocial stress at age 60 to 70 years
    Eero Kajantie
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4094-100. 2007
    ..Studies in humans and animals have suggested intrauterine programming of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) function as an important mechanism in linking fetal life conditions with adult disease...
  88. ncbi request reprint Depression and its association with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and birth weight
    Maria Paile-Hyvärinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Diabetes Unit, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Med 39:634-40. 2007
    ..Diabetes increases the risk for depression...
  89. doi request reprint Very low birth weight and behavioral symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in young adulthood: the Helsinki study of very-low-birth-weight adults
    Sonja Strang-Karlsson
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Biomedicum 2, Tukholmankatu 8C, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 705, FI 00029 Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1345-53. 2008
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Novelty seeking: interaction between parental alcohol use and dopamine D4 receptor gene exon III polymorphism over 17 years
    Jari Lahti
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychiatr Genet 15:133-9. 2005
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of auditory ERP components in healthy 6-year-old children
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Neuroreport 14:2121-5. 2003
    ..The sufficiently high individual stability of the ERP responses support the utility of these measurements for studying the effects of novel sounds in this age group...
  92. ncbi request reprint Continuity of temperament from infancy to middle childhood
    Niina Komsi
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 9, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Infant Behav Dev 29:494-508. 2006
    ..These findings give empirical credence to Rothbart's theory by replicating and extending previous findings in significant ways...