Affiliation: University of Oslo
- Social cognition and clinical insight in schizophrenia and bipolar disorderAnja Vaskinn
KG Jebsen Centre for Psychosis Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
J Nerv Ment Dis 201:445-51. 2013..Poorer insight was associated with higher symptom load. Social cognition seems to be of importance for clinical insight in schizophrenia, whereas symptoms are important in bipolar I disorder...
- Using the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test to assess learning potential in normal IQ schizophrenia: does it have potential?Anja Vaskinn
Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, and Oslo University Hospital, Aker, Norway
Nord J Psychiatry 63:405-11. 2009..Learning potential, a dynamic multi-administration approach to assessment, is claimed to predict functional outcome in schizophrenia better than traditional single-administration neuropsychological tests...
- Apathy is associated with executive functioning in first episode psychosisAnn Faerden
Ulleval University Hospital, 0407 Oslo, Norway
BMC Psychiatry 9:1. 2009....
- Emotion perception and learning potential: mediators between neurocognition and social problem-solving in schizophrenia?Anja Vaskinn
Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:279-88. 2008....
- Can learning potential in schizophrenia be assessed with the standard CVLT-II? An exploratory studyAnja Vaskinn
Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Norway
Scand J Psychol 49:179-86. 2008..This standard administration approach is a promising, time-saving alternative to the modified tests of learning potential used so far...
- Sex differences in neuropsychological performance and social functioning in schizophrenia and bipolar disorderAnja Vaskinn
Oslo University Hospital, Psychosis Research Unit, Oslo, Norway
Neuropsychology 25:499-510. 2011..To investigate sex differences in neurocognition and social functioning in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and the possible role of sex as a moderator of this relationship...
- Social problem-solving in high-functioning schizophrenia: specific deficits in sending skillsAnja Vaskinn
Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Psychiatry Res 165:215-23. 2009....
- The challenges of ecological validity in the measurement of social perception in schizophreniaAnja Vaskinn
Clinic for Mental Health, Oslo University Hospital Aker, Oslo, Norway
J Nerv Ment Dis 197:700-2. 2009..This study shows that the 2 approaches to ecological validity can dissociate. Hence, it is important for investigators to conduct psychometric investigations when borrowing measures from social psychology for schizophrenia research...
- Neurocognitive dysfunction in bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders depends on history of psychosis rather than diagnostic groupCarmen Simonsen
Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 0317 Oslo, Norway
Schizophr Bull 37:73-83. 2011..We asked whether neurocognitive dysfunction in bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders depends more on history of psychosis than diagnostic category or subtype...
- Delusions are associated with poor cognitive insight in schizophreniaJohn A Engh
Section of Psychosis Research, Division of Psychiatry, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Schizophr Bull 36:830-5. 2010..The present findings suggest that delusions are associated with low cognitive insight, whereas solitary hallucinations may be associated with high cognitive insight...
- Verbal learning contributes to cognitive insight in schizophrenia independently of affective and psychotic symptomsJohn A Engh
Psychosis Research Unit, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo, Norway
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35:1059-63. 2011..We examined the relationship between cognitive insight and neurocognition, as well as the contribution of neurocognition in explaining cognitive insight...
- Neurocognitive profiles in bipolar I and bipolar II disorder: differences in pattern and magnitude of dysfunctionCarmen Simonsen
Department of Psychiatry, Ulleval University Hospital, and Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Bipolar Disord 10:245-55. 2008..The aim of this study was to examine whether patients with bipolar I and bipolar II disorder have different neurocognitive profiles...
- Psychosocial function in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Relationship to neurocognition and clinical symptomsCarmen Simonsen
Psychosis Research Section, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:771-83. 2010..Despite differences in neurocognition and psychosocial function, groups showed the same pattern in prediction of functioning irrespective of DSM-IV or clinical definition...
- Validation of the Norwegian version of the Social Functioning Scale (SFS) for schizophrenia and bipolar disorderTone Hellvin
Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital Ulleval, Oslo, Norway
Scand J Psychol 51:525-33. 2010..Thus, SFS adds valuable information as a supplement to standard clinician-rated assessment tools of social functioning, suited both for research and clinical work...
- Measurement of insight in patients with bipolar disorder: are self-rated scales developed for patients with schizophrenia applicable?Halldora Jonsdottir
Department of Psychiatry, Building 49, University of Oslo, Ulleval University Hospital, 0407 Oslo, Norway
J Nerv Ment Dis 196:333-5. 2008..This suggests a cautious use of the scale across different diagnostic groups...
- Medication adherence in outpatients with severe mental disorders: relation between self-reports and serum levelHalldora Jonsdottir
Section for Psychosis Research, Department of Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital Ulleval, Oslo, Norway
J Clin Psychopharmacol 30:169-75. 2010..In this naturalistic sample, outpatients with severe mental disorders showed relatively good adherence to prescribed medication, and self-report questionnaires seem to be a valid method for measuring adherence...
- The level of cardiovascular risk factors in bipolar disorder equals that of schizophrenia: a comparative studyAstrid B Birkenaes
Division of Psychiatry, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
J Clin Psychiatry 68:917-23. 2007..It also compares the prevalence of risk factors in each diagnostic group with the general population...
- Sociodemographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with severe mental disorders compared with the general populationAstrid B Birkenaes
Department of Psychiatry, Ulleval University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway
J Clin Psychiatry 67:425-33. 2006....