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Berit Skretting Solberg

Researcher , child- and adolescent psychiatrist, adult psychiatrist

Title of my thesis:“Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; sex differences in psychiatric comorbidity and transgenerational recurrence risks. A population-based study using Norwegian registry data”.

Link to the press release for my dissertation, Friday 7th February 2020:

https://www.uib.no/nye-doktorgrader/133258/kj%C3%B8nnsforskjeller-ved-adhd 

My main interests:

  • ADHD
  • autism
  • psychiatric comorbidities: anxiety, bipolar, major depression, personality disorder, schizophrenia spectrum disorder and substance use disorder
  • epidemiology
  • register studies
  • nutritional factors
  • genetics
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Zayats, Tetyana; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio; Halmøy, Anne; Engeland, Anders; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2019. Patterns of psychiatric comorbidity and genetic correlations provide new insights into differences between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 46 pages.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Hegvik, Tor-Arne; Halmøy, Anne; Skjaerven, Rolv; Engeland, Anders; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2019. Parent-offspring recurrence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Hegvik, Tor-Arne; Zayats, Tetyana; Halmøy, Anne; Skjærven, Rolv; Engeland, Anders; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2019. Parent-offspring recurrence of ADHD.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Halmøy, Anne; Haavik, Jan. 2019. Helsetjeneste for voksne med ADHD – brukertilfredshet og betydning av psykoedukasjon. BestPractice.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Zayats, Tetyana; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio; Halmøy, Anne; Engeland, Anders; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2018. Psychiatric comorbidity and genetic correlations provide new insights into differences between ADHD and autism .
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Zayats, Tetyana; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio; Halmøy, Anne; Engeland, Anders; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2018. Psychiatric comorbidity and genetic correlations provide new insights into differences between ADHD and autism .
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Zayats, Tetyana; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio; Halmøy, Anne; Engeland, Anders; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2018. Psychiatric comorbidities in adults with ADHD and/or autism: Can patterns of comorbidities together with genetics add knowledge on etiologic relations? .
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Halmøy, Anne; Engeland, Anders; Igland, Jannicke; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2017. Psychiatric comorbidities in male and female adults with ADHD.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Halmøy, Anne; Engeland, Anders; Igland, Jannicke; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2017. Gender differences in psychiatric comorbidity: a population-based study of 40 000 adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 176-186.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Halmøy, Anne; Engeland, Anders; Igland, Jannicke; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari. 2017. Gender Differences in Psychiatric Comorbidity: A Population-based Study of 40,000 Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio. 2017. Fra uforskammet og vanartet til bokstavbarn - ADHD og autisme i dagens skole.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Haavik, Jan; Halmøy, Anne. 2015. Health Care Services for Adults With ADHD: Patient Satisfaction and the Role of Psycho-Education. Journal of Attention Disorders. 99-108.
  • Solberg, Berit Skretting; Hysing, Mari; Bøe, Tormod; Fasmer, Ole Bernt. 2014. Holdninger til bruk av medisiner hos voksne med ADHD målt ved hjelp av Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ). Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 119-121.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Project as a researcher 50% 2020-2022:

E2BN - Eat to be nice - https://eat2benice.eu/

From the web-page:

Maladaptive impulsivity and compulsivity predispose to antisocial and addictive behaviours. Factors influencing those traits are not well understood, but diet, lifestyle, socio-economic status (SES), sex, and heritability play pivotal roles. Here, we aim:

  1. to identify nutrition and lifestyle drivers that can be employed to prevent detrimental impulsivity/ compulsivity in males and females across the lifespan,
  2. to characterize the etiologic paths leading to extreme behaviour, and
  3. to promote policy changes to counteract maladaptive impulsivity/compulsivity by disseminating evidence-based information about health-related behaviours to families, clinicians, policy makers, and general public.

 

 

PhD-project (2016-2020):

Psychiatric comorbidities in ADHD;

by linking information from four nationwide, population-based registries: The Medical Birth Registry of Norway, established in 1967, the Norwegian Prescription Database, established in 2004, the Norwegian Patient Registry, with data from 2008, and the National Educational Database (NUDB) from Statistics Norway.

First paper studied gender differences in adults with ADHD in risk of psychiatric disorders compared with the remaining population without ADHD, published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 2017 (see publication list for details)

Second paper aimed to investigate different patterns in psychiatric comorbidities in adults with ADHD, ASD or both ADHD and ASD, and evaluate these patterns with genetic correlations from summary statistics, published in Biological Psychiatry 2019 (see publication list for details)

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