Journal article

Causal modelling of variation in clinical practice and long-term outcomes of ADHD using Norwegian registry data: the ADHD controversy project

Arnstein Mykletun, Tarjei Widding-Havneraas, Ashmita Chaulagain, Ingvild Lyhmann, Ingvar Bjelland, Anne Halmoy, Felix Elwert, Peter Butterworth, Simen Markussen, Henrik Daae Zachrisson, Knut Rypdal

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents, and it is a strong risk factor for several adverse psychosocial outcomes over the lifespan. There are large between-country and within-country variations in diagnosis and medication rates. Due to ethical and practical considerations, a few studies have examined the effects of receiving a diagnosis, and there is a lack of research on effects of medication on long-term outcomes.Our project has four aims organised in four work packages: (WP1) To examine the prognosis of ADHD (with and without medication) compared with patients with other psychiatric diagnoses, pat..

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Grants

Awarded by Research Council of Norway (RCN) under the FRIMEDBIO


Awarded by Western Norway Regional Health Authority


Funding Acknowledgements

The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) under the FRIMEDBIO (project number 288585) for four years starting 01.11.2019 and a grant from the Western Norway Regional Health Authority (project number 912197) from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2023. (The project period and the funding will be extended due to delays related to the COVID-19 situation and other reasons for delay.) These are governmental funding bodies and the project has undergone peer--review as part of the funding application processes. The project is owned by Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, where the PI and PhD candidates on the project are currently employed.