Yvonne Forsell

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


Yvonne Forsell received the M.D. degree from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and she is a specialist in geriatrics and psychiatry. Forsell has a long clinical experience in psychiatry, mainly depression and psychosis. She received the Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the Karolinska Institutet, and in 2000, she served as an associate professor of psychiatry. She is now working at the same institute, Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research, Department of Public Health. Her research area includes psychiatric epidemiology. Forsell is currently a principal investigator 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-environmental interaction in depression and anxiety. The study involves a multidisciplinary research team. The effects are followed over time using quality indicators. Health economics are also studied.

Biography Updated on 29 December 2013

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