M Waern

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Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc Burden of illness and suicide in elderly people: case-control study
    Margda Waern
    Section of Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Gothenburg University, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMJ 324:1355. 2002
  2. pmc Secular changes in at-risk drinking in Sweden: birth cohort comparisons in 75-year-old men and women 1976-2006
    Margda Waern
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Age Ageing 43:228-34. 2014
  3. pmc Excess mortality in persons with severe mental disorder in Sweden: a cohort study of 12 103 individuals with and without contact with psychiatric services
    Dag Tidemalm
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Division of Psychiatry St, Göran Hospital, Vårdvägen 3, SE 112 81 Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:23. 2008
  4. pmc Mental health literacy and attitudes in a Swedish community sample - investigating the role of personal experience of mental health care
    Karin M Dahlberg
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section for Psychiatry St, Göran, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 8:8. 2008
  5. pmc Are sedatives and hypnotics associated with increased suicide risk of suicide in the elderly?
    Anders Carlsten
    Social Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University and Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Geriatr 9:20. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint [A court verdict arouses concern: Risk of compulsory care "just in case"?]
    Margda Waern
    Lakartidningen 101:3940. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of suicide in the old elderly
    Margda Waern
    Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Gerontology 49:328-34. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint [When the patient chooses death. One's own patient's suicide--a trauma for the physician]
    Margda Waern
    Sektionen för psykiatri, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap, Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs Universitet, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Goteborg
    Lakartidningen 100:2140-3. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation in a female population sample. Relationship with depression, anxiety disorder and alcohol dependence/abuse
    Margda Waern
    Goteborg University, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Section of Psychiatry, SU Sahlgrenska, 41345 Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:81-5. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Does the Suicide Assessment Scale predict risk of repetition? A prospective study of suicide attempters at a hospital emergency department
    M Waern
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Psychiatry 25:421-6. 2010

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. pmc Burden of illness and suicide in elderly people: case-control study
    Margda Waern
    Section of Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Gothenburg University, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMJ 324:1355. 2002
    ..To study the association between physical illness and suicide in elderly people...
  2. pmc Secular changes in at-risk drinking in Sweden: birth cohort comparisons in 75-year-old men and women 1976-2006
    Margda Waern
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Age Ageing 43:228-34. 2014
    ..little is known about the prevalence of at-risk drinking in older adults...
  3. pmc Excess mortality in persons with severe mental disorder in Sweden: a cohort study of 12 103 individuals with and without contact with psychiatric services
    Dag Tidemalm
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Division of Psychiatry St, Göran Hospital, Vårdvägen 3, SE 112 81 Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:23. 2008
    ..We analysed excess mortality by gender, type of mental health service and psychiatric diagnosis in a large community-based cohort with long-term mental disorder...
  4. pmc Mental health literacy and attitudes in a Swedish community sample - investigating the role of personal experience of mental health care
    Karin M Dahlberg
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section for Psychiatry St, Göran, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 8:8. 2008
    ..This study investigated differences in mental health literacy and attitudes among mentally healthy persons and in persons with symptoms of mental illness with and without treatment contact...
  5. pmc Are sedatives and hypnotics associated with increased suicide risk of suicide in the elderly?
    Anders Carlsten
    Social Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University and Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Geriatr 9:20. 2009
    ..The aim of this case-control study was to determine whether specific types of psychoactive drugs were associated with suicide risk in late life, after controlling for appropriate indications...
  6. ncbi request reprint [A court verdict arouses concern: Risk of compulsory care "just in case"?]
    Margda Waern
    Lakartidningen 101:3940. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of suicide in the old elderly
    Margda Waern
    Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Gerontology 49:328-34. 2003
    ..Seniors aged 75 and above have the highest suicide rates of all age groups in most industrialized countries. However, research concerning risk factors for suicide in the old elderly is sparse...
  8. ncbi request reprint [When the patient chooses death. One's own patient's suicide--a trauma for the physician]
    Margda Waern
    Sektionen för psykiatri, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap, Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs Universitet, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Goteborg
    Lakartidningen 100:2140-3. 2003
    ..As young doctors are more prone to stress reactions following suicide, training programs should prepare them for this event. Informal support from colleagues and team members can mitigate the doctor's reactions in the aftermath...
  9. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation in a female population sample. Relationship with depression, anxiety disorder and alcohol dependence/abuse
    Margda Waern
    Goteborg University, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Section of Psychiatry, SU Sahlgrenska, 41345 Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:81-5. 2002
    ..The aim was to analyse the association between three psychiatric disorders (anxiety disorder, depression and alcohol dependence/abuse) and past year suicidal ideation in women...
  10. doi request reprint Does the Suicide Assessment Scale predict risk of repetition? A prospective study of suicide attempters at a hospital emergency department
    M Waern
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Psychiatry 25:421-6. 2010
    ..To determine whether the modified version of the Suicide Assessment Scale (SUAS) can be utilised to predict risk of repeat suicidal behaviour...
  11. ncbi request reprint Suicides among family members of elderly suicide victims: an exploratory study
    Margda Waern
    Section of Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:356-64. 2005
    ..25%, p = .000). While informants reported that offspring suicides played a central role in the suicide of the elderly study case, sibbling suicides were not considered precipitating factors...
  12. doi request reprint The prognosis and incidence of social phobia in an elderly population. A 5-year follow-up
    B Karlsson
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 122:4-10. 2010
    ..To examine the prognosis and incidence of social fears and phobia in an elderly population sample followed for 5 years...
  13. ncbi request reprint Suicidal feelings in a population sample of nondemented 85-year-olds
    I Skoog
    Department of Psychiatry, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1015-20. 1996
    ..The authors studied the 1-month frequency of suicidal feelings among very old people...
  14. ncbi request reprint The relationship between cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and depression in elderly women
    Pia Gudmundsson
    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Section for Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:832-8. 2007
    ..However, studies focusing on the relationship between these CSF biomarkers and geriatric depression are lacking...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of social phobia in non-demented elderly from a swedish population study
    Björn Karlsson
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:127-35. 2009
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Mental disorder in elderly suicides: a case-control study
    Margda Waern
    Section of Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Department of Social Medicine, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Am J Psychiatry 159:450-5. 2002
    ..The authors' goal was to study the importance of different psychiatric disorders in relation to suicide in individuals 65 years old or older...
  17. pmc A 37-year prospective study of neuroticism and extraversion in women followed from mid-life to late life
    E Billstedt
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 129:35-43. 2014
    ..The aim was to study stability in neuroticism and extraversion in a population sample of women who were followed from mid-life to late life...
  18. doi request reprint Psychotic and behavioural symptoms in a population-based sample of the very elderly subjects
    S Ostling
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 120:147-52. 2009
    ..The aim was to elucidate the relationship between psychotic and behavioural symptoms in the elderly...
  19. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence and misuse in elderly suicides
    Margda Waern
    Section of Psychiatry, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg University, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Alcohol Alcohol 38:249-54. 2003
    ..To assess suicide risk associated with alcohol use disorder in elderly men and women, and to examine the role of social stressors in elderly suicides with and without alcohol use disorders...
  20. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of depression in relation to cerebral atrophy and cognitive performance in 70- and 74-year-old women in Gothenburg. The Women's Health Study
    S Palsson
    Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Psychol Med 31:39-49. 2001
    ..Depression was diagnosed according to DSM-III-R. Previous depression was diagnosed by history and by information from previous examinations in this 24-year longitudinal study...
  21. doi request reprint Sense of coherence and suicidality in suicide attempters: a prospective study
    N Sjöström
    Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 19:62-9. 2012
    ..Low SOC ratings could be a marker of risk for high suicidality in the aftermath of a suicide attempt. The SOC scale could be incorporated in nursing assessments of suicide attempters...
  22. pmc Adiposity indicators and dementia over 32 years in Sweden
    D R Gustafson
    Section for Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Neurology 73:1559-66. 2009
    ..Late-life decrease in body mass index (BMI) or body weight within several years of a dementia diagnosis has also been reported. Differences in study designs and analyses may provide different pictures of this relationship...
  23. doi request reprint Alcoholic beverages and incidence of dementia: 34-year follow-up of the prospective population study of women in Goteborg
    K Mehlig
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine Primary Health Care, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 167:684-91. 2008
    ..Because a protective effect was not seen for the other beverages, at least part of the association for wine may be explained by components other than ethanol...
  24. doi request reprint Psychotic symptoms in a population-based sample of 85-year-old individuals with dementia
    Svante Ostling
    The Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 24:3-8. 2011
    ..This finding of a high proportion of psychotic symptoms also in individuals with mild severity of VaD should alert health professionals to evaluate dementia in very old patients who present with hallucinations or delusions...
  25. doi request reprint One-month prevalence of mental disorders in a population sample of 95-year olds
    Anne Börjesson-Hanson
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Neuropsychiatry Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:284-91. 2011
    ..To determine the 1-month prevalence of mental disorders among 95-year olds...
  26. doi request reprint Midlife psychological stress and risk of dementia: a 35-year longitudinal population study
    Lena Johansson
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, 43141 Mölndal, Sweden
    Brain 133:2217-24. 2010
    ..More studies are needed to confirm our findings and to study potential neurobiological mechanisms of these associations...
  27. pmc Secular trends in self reported sexual activity and satisfaction in Swedish 70 year olds: cross sectional survey of four populations, 1971-2001
    Nils Beckman
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMJ 337:a279. 2008
    ..To study secular trends in self reported sexual behaviour among 70 year olds...
  28. doi request reprint Is there a CSF biomarker profile related to depression in elderly women?
    Pia Gudmundsson
    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Section for Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Psychiatry Res 176:174-8. 2010
    ..This contrasts with the well-characterized pattern of low Abeta42, higher CSF/serum albumin ratio, and higher NFL in Alzheimer's disease...
  29. doi request reprint Attempted suicide in the elderly: characteristics of suicide attempters 70 years and older and a general population comparison group
    Stefan Wiktorsson
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Neuropshychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:57-67. 2010
    ..To identify factors associated with attempted suicide in the elderly...
  30. doi request reprint A population-based study on phobic fears and DSM-IV specific phobia in 70-year olds
    Robert Sigström
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Molndal, Sweden
    J Anxiety Disord 25:148-53. 2011
    ..SP was related to lower global functioning. We conclude that specific phobia in the elderly should receive attention from health professionals as it is common and associated with a decrease in global functioning...
  31. doi request reprint Persistent nightmares are associated with repeat suicide attempt: a prospective study
    Nils Sjöström
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Psychiatry Res 170:208-11. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that nightmares might constitute a marker for increased risk of suicidal behavior...
  32. ncbi request reprint Midlife respiratory function and Incidence of Alzheimer's disease: a 29-year longitudinal study in women
    Xinxin Guo
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 28:343-50. 2007
    ..94), 0.71 (0.54-0.95) and 0.74 (0.56-0.98), respectively, after adjustment for potential confounders. These data reinforce the advantages of maintaining good respiratory function in midlife, even though causation cannot be established...
  33. ncbi request reprint Nightmares and sleep disturbances in relation to suicidality in suicide attempters
    Nisse Sjöström
    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Bla Straket 15, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Sleep 30:91-5. 2007
    ..To study the prevalence of specific sleep disturbances in suicide attempters and to examine the association between specific sleep disturbances and suicidality...
  34. pmc Familial clustering of suicide risk: a total population study of 11.4 million individuals
    D Tidemalm
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Division of Psychiatry, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychol Med 41:2527-34. 2011
    ..Research suggests that suicidal behaviour is aggregated in families. However, due to methodological limitations, including small sample sizes, the strength and pattern of this aggregation remains uncertain...
  35. doi request reprint Anxiety and depression symptoms in women with polycystic ovary syndrome compared with controls matched for body mass index
    E Jedel
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Hum Reprod 25:450-6. 2010
    ..Possible confounding effects of overweight and obesity are suggested. The aim was to compare symptoms of anxiety and depression in women with PCOS and controls matched for age, body weight and body mass index (BMI)...
  36. doi request reprint Secular trends in the prevalence of dementia and depression in Swedish septuagenarians 1976-2006
    P Wiberg
    Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Psychol Med 43:2627-34. 2013
    ..It is not clear whether the prevalence of dementia and depression among the elderly has changed during the past 30 years...
  37. ncbi request reprint Performance of the SF-36 health survey in screening for depressive and anxiety disorders in an elderly female Swedish population
    E Silveira
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Mölndal Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Sweden
    Qual Life Res 14:1263-74. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Interviews or medical records, which type of data yields the best information on elderly people's health status?
    Katarina Wilhelmson
    Department of Social Medicine, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:25-33. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Predictors of suicide in a community-based cohort of individuals with severe mental disorder
    Dag Tidemalm
    Northern Stockholm Psychiatry, Stockholm, Sweden
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:595-600. 2005
    ..Rate of suicide is probably an indicator of the quality of mental health services within an area. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of suicide in a large community-based cohort of persons with long-term mental disorder...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pain and its relation to cognitive function and depressive symptoms: a Swedish population study of 70-year-old men and women
    Ingrid Bergh
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Goteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:903-12. 2003
    ..03). The results show that pain is common in 70-year-old people and especially in women. However, associations between depressive symptoms and the four aspects of pain experience were more pronounced among men...
  41. pmc Evaluation of the quality of drug therapy among elderly patients in nursing homes
    Asa Bergman
    Apoteket AB, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:9-14. 2007
    ..To evaluate drug therapy quality among elderly nursing home residents. Secondary aims were to compare quality in young and old elderly and to determine whether number of prescribers affected quality of drug therapy...
  42. ncbi request reprint The role of benzodiazepines in elderly suicides
    Anders Carlsten
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:224-8. 2003
    ..Suicides by benzodiazepine poisoning increased in this age group despite a reduction in prescription sales of these drugs. This study aims therefore to determine the role of benzodiazepines in suicide late in life...