Professor Jan Haavik will reveal biological mechanisms that can cause ADHD symptoms.
In 2004, Haavik started the extensive research project "ADHD: from clinical characterization to molecular mechanisms" that will study adults with ADHD. The project has great national and international impact and has already been very important for practical diagnostics and treatment of patients with ADHD in Norway.
He is a member of the KG Jebsen Center for Neuropsychiatric Disorders, and partner in the EU project CoCA. CoCA stands for "Comorbid Conditions of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder" and will study cohabitation of ADHD from multiple angles.
Haavik received the Helse Vest research award in 2016 and became a member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences in 2018.
- 2019. Individual Variability in Reaction Time and Prediction of Clinical Response to Methylphenidate in Adult ADHD: A Prospective Open Label Study Using Conners' Continuous Performance Test II. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054719829822
- 2018. Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain. Science. 360. 15 pages. doi: 10.1126/science.aap8757
- 2018. Common psychiatric and metabolic comorbidity of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A population-based cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE. 13. 12 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204516
- 2018. Identification of ADHD risk genes in extended pedigrees by combining linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing. Molecular Psychiatry. 11 pages. doi: 10.1038/s41380-018-0210-6
- 2018. Discovery of the first genome-wide significant risk loci for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Nature Genetics. 51: 63-75. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0269-7
- 2018. Live fast, die young? A review on the developmental trajectories of ADHD across the lifespan. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 28: 1059-1088. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2018.08.001
- 2018. Mapping cortical brain asymmetry in 17,141 healthy individuals worldwide via the ENIGMA Consortium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115: E5154-E5163. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1718418115
- 2018. Structure of the mouse acidic amino acid decarboxylase GADL1. Acta Crystallographica. Section F : Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. 74: 65-73. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X17017848
- 2018. Moderating effect of mode of delivery on the genetics of intelligence: Explorative genome-wide analyses in ALSPAC. Brain and Behavior. 1-12. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1144
- 2018. The quaternary structure of human tyrosine hydroxylase: effects of dystonia‐associated missense variants on oligomeric state and enzyme activity. Journal of Neurochemistry. doi: 10.1111/jnc.14624
Jan Haavik completed his medical education at the University of Bergen in 1983. As a student, he started his research career in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology. He conducted a tour of Bergen and the municipalities of Agder, graduated from the University of Bergen in 1989, and was employed as a professor, 34, at the present Institute of Biomedicine in 1993. In the period 1986-2014 he had nine shorter and longer research stays at outstanding research institutions in Sweden, Scotland, Germany, France, the United States and the Netherlands. From 2002 he has had a 20% position as a general practitioner in psychiatry, first at Øyane DPS and later at Kronstad DPS, both affiliated with Helse Bergen.