S Torgersen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oslo
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Genetics and somatoform disorders]
    Svenn Torgersen
    Senter for klinisk psykologisk forskning Universitetet i Oslo Postboks 1039 Blindern 0317 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:1385-8. 2002
  2. pmc The heritability of Cluster B personality disorders assessed both by personal interview and questionnaire
    Svenn Torgersen
    Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Eastern and Southern Norway, PO BOX 4623, Nydalen, NO 0405 Oslo, Norway
    J Pers Disord 26:848-66. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The nature (and nurture) of personality disorders
    Svenn Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 50:624-32. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Dimensional representations of DSM-IV cluster B personality disorders in a population-based sample of Norwegian twins: a multivariate study
    S Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
    Psychol Med 38:1617-25. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetics of patients with borderline personality disorder
    S Torgersen
    Center for Research in Clinical Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 23:1-9. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Behavioral genetics of personality
    Svenn Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Postbox 1094 Blindern, N 0317 Oslo, Norway
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 7:51-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of personality disorders in a community sample
    S Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, Oslo University, PO Box 1039, Blindern, N 0315 Oslo, Norway
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:590-6. 2001
  8. pmc Major depression and dimensional representations of DSM-IV personality disorders: a population-based twin study
    T Reichborn-Kjennerud
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Psychol Med 40:1475-84. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The heritability of common phobic fear: a twin study of a clinical sample
    I Skre
    Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Norway
    J Anxiety Disord 14:549-62. 2000
  10. pmc The heritability of avoidant and dependent personality disorder assessed by personal interview and questionnaire
    L C Gjerde
    Department of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:448-57. 2012

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint [Genetics and somatoform disorders]
    Svenn Torgersen
    Senter for klinisk psykologisk forskning Universitetet i Oslo Postboks 1039 Blindern 0317 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:1385-8. 2002
    ....
  2. pmc The heritability of Cluster B personality disorders assessed both by personal interview and questionnaire
    Svenn Torgersen
    Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Eastern and Southern Norway, PO BOX 4623, Nydalen, NO 0405 Oslo, Norway
    J Pers Disord 26:848-66. 2012
    ..In conclusion, when both interview and self-report questionnaire are taken into account, the heritability of Cluster B PD appears to be in the upper range of previous findings for mental disorders...
  3. doi request reprint The nature (and nurture) of personality disorders
    Svenn Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 50:624-32. 2009
    ..Possibly, the concept of personality disorder could merge with dysfunctional personality types. But it is likely that the concept will survive on its own...
  4. doi request reprint Dimensional representations of DSM-IV cluster B personality disorders in a population-based sample of Norwegian twins: a multivariate study
    S Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
    Psychol Med 38:1617-25. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetics of patients with borderline personality disorder
    S Torgersen
    Center for Research in Clinical Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 23:1-9. 2000
    ..The effect of common family environment may be close to zero. More studies, large and small, are needed to reach firmer conclusions about the influence of genetics on BPD...
  6. ncbi request reprint Behavioral genetics of personality
    Svenn Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Postbox 1094 Blindern, N 0317 Oslo, Norway
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 7:51-6. 2005
    ..We will learn how our mental lives develop while we interact with the environment, and we will broaden our understanding of which genes are coding for mental health and mental disorders...
  7. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of personality disorders in a community sample
    S Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, Oslo University, PO Box 1039, Blindern, N 0315 Oslo, Norway
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:590-6. 2001
    ..To our knowledge, no previous studies of personality disorders (PDs) in a large representative sample of the common population have been conducted...
  8. pmc Major depression and dimensional representations of DSM-IV personality disorders: a population-based twin study
    T Reichborn-Kjennerud
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Psychol Med 40:1475-84. 2010
    ..Major depressive disorder (MDD) co-occurs frequently with personality disorders (PDs). The extent to which this results from shared genetic or environmental risk factors remains uncertain...
  9. ncbi request reprint The heritability of common phobic fear: a twin study of a clinical sample
    I Skre
    Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Norway
    J Anxiety Disord 14:549-62. 2000
    ....
  10. pmc The heritability of avoidant and dependent personality disorder assessed by personal interview and questionnaire
    L C Gjerde
    Department of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:448-57. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the heritability of DSM-IV avoidant and dependent personality disorder, by including two measures of the PDs at two time points...
  11. ncbi request reprint The relationship between avoidant personality disorder and social phobia: a population-based twin study
    Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Box 4404, Nydalen N 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1722-8. 2007
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint A Norwegian psychiatric epidemiological study
    E Kringlen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Norway
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1091-8. 2001
    ..The rates for women are higher than those for men for all diagnostic categories, except for alcohol and drug abuse/dependence...
  13. doi request reprint Personality types and risky health behaviors in Norwegian students
    Margarete E Vollrath
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 49:287-92. 2008
    ..The discussion focuses on demonstrating that the study of types is a valuable supplement to the dimensional tradition in personality psychology...
  14. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on dimensional representations of DSM-IV cluster C personality disorders: a population-based multivariate twin study
    Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud
    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Psychol Med 37:645-53. 2007
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Mood disorders and quality of life. A community study
    Victoria Cramer
    Department of Psychology, Oslo University, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
    Nord J Psychiatry 64:58-62. 2010
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first study of the relationship between quality of life and clinical conditions within the whole realm of mood disorders, past and present...
  16. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic conditions, subjective somatic health, Axis I disorders and personality disorders in the common population: the relationship to quality of life
    Victoria Cramer
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway
    J Pers Disord 21:552-67. 2007
    ..Furthermore, demographic variables, subjectively experienced somatic health, Axis I disorders, and PD traits appeared to be independently associated with QOL...
  17. ncbi request reprint Schizotypal personality disorder inside and outside the schizophrenic spectrum
    Svenn Torgersen
    Department of Psychology, Center for Research in Clinical Psychology, Oslo University, PO Box 1039, Blindern, N 0315 Oslo, Norway
    Schizophr Res 54:33-8. 2002
    ..Negative schizotypal features appear to be inside the schizophrenic spectrum, while positive borderline-like features are outside having another genetic endowment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and anxiety disorders: a population study
    Victoria Cramer
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:196-202. 2005
    ..The effect was strongest for self-realization and contact with friends, but anxiety disorders also influenced subjective well-being, social support, negative life events, contact with family of origin, and neighborhood quality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on the association between smoking and panic attacks in females: a population-based twin study
    Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud
    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Psychol Med 34:1271-7. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate a hypothesis of shared vulnerability by examining whether panic attacks and cigarette-smoking share genetic or environmental liability factors...
  20. ncbi request reprint MCMI-II personality traits and symptom traits in parents of children with selective mutism: a case-control study
    H Kristensen
    Nicoline Waal s Institute, Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regions East and South, Oslo, Norway
    J Abnorm Psychol 110:648-52. 2001
    ..Assessment and treatment planning should take this into account. The family data also suggest different family transmissions of SM and social anxiety in the SM group with and without a comorbid communication disorder...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mental illness in a rural area: a Norwegian psychiatric epidemiological study
    Einar Kringlen
    Department for Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Vinderen, Box 85, 0319 Oslo, Norway
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:713-9. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Developmental antecedents of borderline personality disorder
    Margareth I Helgeland
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1094, Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway
    Compr Psychiatry 45:138-47. 2004
    ..The results of the study also suggest that future research should address the impact of social and cultural context, as well as the absence of protective factors, on the development of the BPD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Building youths' resilience within a psychiatric outpatient setting: results from a pilot clinical intervention project
    Trine Waaktaar
    Nic Waals Institute, Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Region East and South, Oslo, Norway
    Psychol Rep 94:363-70. 2004
    ..Apart from a drop in self-rated prosocial behavior, no significant treatment effects were found. Implications for clinical practice and research are indicated...
  24. pmc The Norwegian Institute of Public Health twin study of mental health: examining recruitment and attrition bias
    Kristian Tambs
    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Mental Health, Oslo, Norway
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:158-68. 2009
    ..In general the results show a moderate selection towards good mental and somatic health. Attrition from Q2 to the MHS does not appear to affect twin analyses of mental health related variables...
  25. ncbi request reprint Personality disorders and quality of life. A population study
    Victoria Cramer
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, N 0317 Oslo, Norway
    Compr Psychiatry 47:178-84. 2006
    ..A number of specific relationships occurred. Furthermore, the more PDs that existed and the more personality criteria fulfilled, the poorer the quality of life, pointing to the importance of comorbidity and continuity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Youth-parent consistencies on ratings of difficulties and prosocial behavior: exploration of an at-risk sample
    T Waaktaar
    Nic Waals Institute, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Psychol 46:179-88. 2005
    ..Asking about behavioral resources as well as difficulties may provide valuable additional information regarding differences in the perspectives of at-risk youths and parents...
  27. ncbi request reprint The association between avoidant personality traits and motor impairment in a population-based sample of 11-12-year-old children
    Hanne Kristensen
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    J Pers Disord 21:87-97. 2007
    ..No gender differences in motor performance were found in the clinical avoidance group. More research on the impact of motor impairment on psychological development is needed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Stability and prediction of schizophrenia from adolescence to adulthood
    Margareth I Helgeland
    University of Oslo, Institute of Psychology, 1094 Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 14:83-94. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Heritability of bipolar spectrum disorders. Unity or heterogeneity?
    Jack Edvardsen
    Nordland Hospital Trust, Vesterålen District Psychiatric Centre, Norway
    J Affect Disord 106:229-40. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the three disorders in the bipolar spectrum, Bipolar I disorder, Bipolar II disorder and Cyclothymia, are various expressions of an underlying genetic commonality...
  30. ncbi request reprint A genetic study of the acute anxious response to carbon dioxide stimulation in man
    Marco Battaglia
    The Department of Psychology, Vita Salute San Raffaele University at the Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, 20127 Milan, Italy
    J Psychiatr Res 41:906-17. 2007
    ..42 to 0.57. Genetic and idiosyncratic environmental factors explain most of individual differences in reactivity to hypercapnia. Within-family similarities for this trait are largely explained by genetic determinants...
  31. ncbi request reprint Dimensional representations of DSM-IV cluster A personality disorders in a population-based sample of Norwegian twins: a multivariate study
    Kenneth S Kendler
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0126, USA
    Psychol Med 36:1583-91. 2006
    ..We have examined the relationship between the genetic and environmental risk factors for dimensional representations of these three personality disorders...
  32. ncbi request reprint The role of stressful life events in the development of depressive symptoms in adolescence--a longitudinal community study
    Trine Waaktaar
    Nic Waals Institute and Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Region East and South, P O Box 23, N 0801 Taasen, Norway
    J Adolesc 27:153-63. 2004
    ..Rather, previous level of depressive symptoms predicted stressful life events. This demonstrates that a unidirectional model of stressful life events as the cause of depressive symptoms in adolescents is too simplistic...
  33. ncbi request reprint The heritability of cluster A personality disorders assessed by both personal interview and questionnaire
    Kenneth S Kendler
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0126, USA
    Psychol Med 37:655-65. 2007
    ..We wish to know whether the same set of PD vulnerability factors are assessed by these two methods...
  34. ncbi request reprint Continuities between emotional and disruptive behavior disorders in adolescence and personality disorders in adulthood
    Margareth I Helgeland
    Sogn Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Bjerkelundgata 5B, N 0553 Oslo, Norway corrected
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1941-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to quasiprospectively investigate continuities between emotional and disruptive behavior disorders in adolescence and personality disorders in adulthood...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Personality disorders]
    Svenn Torgersen
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 122:16. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of EAS child and parental temperaments in selectively mute children with and without a co-morbid communication disorder
    Hanne Kristensen
    Regional Centre for Research and Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, R BUP, Box 23 Tåsen, NO 0801 Oslo, Norway
    Nord J Psychiatry 56:347-53. 2002
    ..The parents of the SM children without CoD differed from the controls on the Distress, Fear and Activity scales. The study suggests different familial transmission in the two sub-groups of children with SM...
  37. ncbi request reprint Social anxiety disorder in 11-12-year-old children: The efficacy of screening and issues in parent-child agreement
    Hanne Kristensen
    Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, RBUP, p b 23 Tåsen, 0801 Oslo, Norway
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 15:163-71. 2006
    ..Parent-child diagnostic agreement was also examined...