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Rolf Gjestad

Associate Professor, 50%
  • E-mailrolf.gjestad@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 46 88
  • Visitor Address
    Møllendalsbakken 9, 3 etg.
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2024). Risk factors for mortality in patients admitted to a psychiatric acute ward: A prospective cohort study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 244-255.
  • Show author(s) (2023). To lose a friend: the relationship between professional help and grief among close bereaved friends after the terror attack, 22 July 2011. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Predictors of school-based cognitive behavior therapy outcome for youth with anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Perfectionism as a predictor of change in digital self-guided interventions for public speaking anxiety in adolescents: A secondary analysis of a four-armed randomized controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Maternal Fiber Intake During Pregnancy and Development of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Across Childhood: The Norwegian Mother, Father, and Child Cohort Study. Biological Psychiatry. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Loss of a Child during a Pandemic. A Mixed Method Study of Parents’ Experiences of Interference with Rituals and Grief. Journal of loss & trauma.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Effects of de-escalation training on student nurses' skills and confidence. Sykepleien Forskning. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Does drug use affect the efficacy of amisulpride, aripiprazole and olanzapine in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? Results from a pragmatic, randomised study. General Hospital Psychiatry. 185-193.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Depression trajectories and cytokines in schizophrenia spectrum disorders - A longitudinal observational study. Schizophrenia Research. 77-87.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Clinical insight among persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders treated with amisulpride, aripiprazole or olanzapine: a semi-randomised trial. BMC Psychiatry. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Antidepressive Effectiveness of Amisulpride, Aripiprazole, and Olanzapine in Patients with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Secondary Outcome Analysis of a Pragmatic, Randomized Trial (BeSt InTro). Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 246-258.
  • Show author(s) (2023). An interdisciplinary intervention for children and adolescents with multiple referrals and complex health complaints: a feasibility study. BMC Health Services Research.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Adherence, Competence, and Alliance as Predictors of Long-term Outcomes of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth Anxiety Disorders. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. 761-773.
  • Show author(s) (2023). A self-guided internet-delivered intervention for adults with ADHD: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions.
  • Show author(s) (2022). The Effect of SMS Reminders on Adherence in a Self-Guided Internet-Delivered Intervention for Adults With ADHD. Frontiers in Digital Health.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Predictors of treatment response to an internet-delivered intervention targeting residual cognitive symptoms after major depressive disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Objective assessment of motor activity in a clinical sample of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and/or cyclothymic temperament. BMC Psychiatry. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2022). High Scores on the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale and Psychotic Symptoms Predict Suicide: A Prospective Cohort Study of Psychiatric Acute Ward Patients. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Gender specific early treatment for women with alcohol addiction (EWA): Impact on work related outcomes. A 25-year registry follow-up of a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Folate Status as a Nutritional Indicator among People with Substance Use Disorder; A Prospective Cohort Study in Norway. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH).
  • Show author(s) (2022). Dialectical behavioral therapy-based group treatment versus treatment as usual for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a multicenter randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Association between C-reactive protein levels and antipsychotic treatment during 12 months follow-up period after acute psychosis. Schizophrenia Research. 174-183.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Validation of a three-item Fatigue Severity Scale for patients with substance use disorder: a cohort study from Norway for the period 2016–2020. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The Influence of Substance Use on Side Effects of Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone, and Ziprasidone in Psychosis. Substance Use & Misuse. 1880-1891.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Substance use and symptoms of mental health disorders: a prospective cohort of patients with severe substance use disorders in Norway. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Disentangling Within- and Between-Person Effects During Response Inhibition in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Depression and Mentalizing: A Psychodynamic Therapy Process Study. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 705-718.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Borderline Personality Disorder: What Predicts Acute Psychiatric Readmissions? Journal of Personality Disorders. 481-493.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Young People's Risk Perception and Experience in Connection with COVID-19. Journal of loss & trauma. 597-610.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Violence rate dropped during a shift to individualized patient-oriented care in a high security forensic psychiatric ward. BMC Psychiatry. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Treatment of horizontal canal BPPV—a randomized sham-controlled trial comparing two therapeutic maneuvers of different speeds. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology (LIO). 750-757.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Therapist Alliance-Building Behaviors, Alliance, and Outcomes in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2020). The role of diagnostic characteristics and imposed restrictions in determining aggression motivation in forensic patients. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 623-638.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Suicidal and violent ideation in acute psychiatric inpatients: prevalence, co-occurrence, and associated characteristics. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Impact of clinical and sociodemographic factors on fatigue among patients with substance use disorder: a cohort study from Norway for the period 2016–2020. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). How can we improve specialist health services for children with multi-referrals? Parent reported experience. BMC Health Services Research. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Elderly Patients With No Previous Psychiatric History: Suicidality and Other Factors Relating to Psychiatric Acute Admissions . BJPsych Open.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Does childhood trauma influence cognitive functioning in schizophrenia? The association of childhood trauma and cognition in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Different response patterns in hallucinations and delusions to antipsychotic treatment. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 497-504.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Different Trajectories of Prolonged Grief in Bereaved Family Members After Terror. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Comparative effectiveness of microdecompression alone vs decompression plus instrumented fusion in lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. JAMA Network Open. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The influence of substance use on the effectiveness of antipsychotic medication: a prospective, pragmatic study. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 281-287.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Supported accommodation for people with schizophrenia. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 211-218.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Relationships between depressive symptoms and panic disorder symptoms during guided internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for panic disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Psychosocial characteristics differentiate non-distressing and distressing voices in 10,346 adolescents. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1353-1363.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Predictors of treatment satisfaction in antipsychotic-naive and previously medicated patients with acute-phase psychosis. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 349-356.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Parental relationships following the loss of a child. Journal of loss & trauma. 1-22.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Follow-up score, change score or percentage change score for determining clinical important outcome following surgery? An observational study from the Norwegian registry for Spine surgery evaluating patient reported outcome measures in lumbar spinal stenosis and lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Cyclothymic temperament: Associations with ADHD, other psychopathology, and medical morbidity in the general population. Journal of Affective Disorders. 447 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Trajectories of depressive symptoms in the acute phase of psychosis: Implications for treatment. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 219-228.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The implementation of guided Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder in a routine-care setting: effectiveness and implementation efforts. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 62-75.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The effectiveness of guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder in a routine care setting. Internet Interventions. 24-29.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Symptoms Associated With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders in School-Aged Children Prenatally Exposed to Substances. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Staff members’ evaluation of inpatients’ motivation for aggression - the roles of staff restrictions and aggression severity. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 419-433.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Predictors of long-term outcome of CBT for youth with anxiety disorders treated in community clinics. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 53-63.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Do clinical experience, formal cognitive behavioural therapy training, adherence, and competence predict outcome in cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in youth? Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Associations between C-reactive protein levels and cognition during the first 6 months after acute psychosis. Acta Neuropsychiatrica. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The positive link between executive function and lifetime cannabis use in schizophrenia is not explained by current levels of superior social cognition. Psychiatry Research. 92-98.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Subtyping social anxiety in youth. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 40-47.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Long-term effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 58-67.
  • Show author(s) (2016). The serum level of C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with cognitive performance in acute phase psychosis. BMC Psychiatry.
  • Show author(s) (2016). The effectiveness of decompression alone compared with additional fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis: a pragmatic comparative non-inferiority observational study from the Norwegian Registry for Spine Surgery. European spine journal. 404-413.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Patient satisfaction after acute admission for psychosis. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 321-328.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Factors associated with disallowance of compulsory mental healthcare referrals. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 410-418.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Facing spousal cancer during child-rearing years: Do social support and hardiness moderate the impact of psychological distress on quality of life? Cancer Nursing. E24-E34.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Den sårbare tiden etter utskrivelse fra psykiatrisk sykehus - selvmordsrisiko og dokumentasjonspraksis. Suicidologi. 30-37.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Cannabis use is associated with 3 years earlier onset of schizophrenia spectrum disorder in a naturalistic, multi-site sample (N = 1119). Schizophrenia Research. 217-221.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Therapeutic weekend gatherings for bereaved parents. Scandinavian Psychologist.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Suicidality in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: The relationship to hallucinations and persecutory delusions. European psychiatry. 830-836.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Borderline personality disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder at psychiatric discharge predict general hospital admission for self-harm. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 556-562.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Cognitive changes in patients with acute phase psychosis - Effects of illicit drug use. Psychiatry Research. 818-824.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Personality traits predict job stress, depression and anxiety among junior physicians. BMC Medical Education. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Sexuality following the loss of a child. Death Studies.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Level and change in alcohol consumption, depression, and dysfunctional attitudes among female treated for alcohol addiction. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 292-300.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Early treatment for women with alcohol addiction (EWA) reduces mortality: a randomized controlled trial with long-term register follow-up. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 170-176.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Cardiovascular risk in patients admitted for psychosis compared with findings from a population-based study. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 192-202.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Does socio-economic status moderate the associations between psychosocial predictors and fruit intake in schoolchildren? The Pro Children Study. Health Education Research. 121-134.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Mortality risk up to 25 years after initiation of treatment among 420 Swedish women with alcohol addiction. Addiction. 413-419.
  • Show author(s) (2007). The application of a social cognition model in explaining fruit intake in Austrian, Norwegian and Spanish schoolchildren using structural equation modelling. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • Show author(s) (2003). A maritime disaster: Reactions and follow–up. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Is the culture always right? Traumatology.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Children exposed to warfare. A longitudinal study. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Trauma exposure and psychological reactions to genocide among Rwandan children. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Reactions following the sudden death of a classmate. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.
  • Show author(s) (1996). Voluntary and professional disaster–workers. Similarities and differences in reactions. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2019). Factors related to future suicide in patients admitted to a psychiatric acute ward .
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) (2024). Reply to a Letter to the Editors From Dr de Souza and colleagues: "Unraveling the Optimal Treatment Approach for Depression in Schizophrenia Spectrum: A Quest for Clarity". Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 76-78.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Reply to: Clinical Relevance of Brain Changes After Electroconvulsive Therapy: Is There Really No Link at All? Biological Psychiatry. e15-e16.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2012). Modeling comorbidity change and long-term mortality - A treatment study of women with alcohol addiction.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Longitudinal relationship to cognitive function in acute phase of psychosis in a pragmatic, randomized trial.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The influence of 3 weeks of antipsychotic treatment on cell adhesion molecules in drug naive patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder .
  • Show author(s) (2017). The C-reactive protein in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: relationship to cognitive function in acute phase of psychosis with a longitudinal perspective in a pragmatic, randomized trial .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Correction to: Violence rate dropped during a shift to individualized patient-oriented care in a high security forensic psychiatric ward. BMC Psychiatry.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2022). Adressing patients' relationships with god in psychotherapy: Exploring psychodynamic therapy, depressive symptoms, and attachments to God. . Spirituality in Clinical Practice.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Trauma and development education monitor: Et nytt instrument for å måle traumekompetanse. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Trauma and Development Education Monitor: et nytt instrument for å måle traumekompetanse. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 1022-1031.

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