Yvonne Forsell received the M.D. degree from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and he is a specialist in geriatrics and psychiatry. Forsell has a long clinical experience in psychiatry, mainly depression and psychosis. He received the Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and in 2000, he was an Associate Professor in psychiatry. He is now working at the Section of Public Health Epidemiology, Department of Pubic Health, Karolinska Instituet. His research area includes psychiatric epidemiology. The part study: currently PI for a longitudinal population-based study on risk and protective factors for depression, anxiety disorders, and drug abuse. The study includes 12 000 adult persons with data from questionnaires, registers, interviews, tests, and DNA. One of the main interests is gene-enviromental interaction in depression and anxiety. The study involves a multidisciplinary research team. Psychosis: studies of the long-term prognosis of psychosis in a treatment project (the Parachute project). Implementation of care programs in psychiatric care: programs for treatment of depression and suicide attempters have been implemented at 6 psychiatric clinics in Stockholm. The effects are followed over time using quality indicators. Health economics are also studied. Cognitive dysfunction: a follow-up study of cognitive dysfunction in persons affected by depression and anxiety. A 3-year follow-up had been performed, and a 10-year follow-up is ongoing (effect of postnatal depression in a population of mothers in Bangladesh).
Biography Updated on 6 August 2009