• Childhood trauma, antipsychotic medication, and symptom remission in first-episode psychosis 

      Ottesen, Akiah; Hegelstad, Wenche; Joa, Inge; Ilner, Stein E. Opjordsmoen; Rund, Bjørn Rishovd; Røssberg, Jan Ivar; Simonsen, Erik; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Larsen, Tor Ketil; Haahr, Ulrik H.; McGlashan, T.H.; Friis, Svein; Melle, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11)
      Background To what extent psychotic symptoms in first-episode psychosis (FEP) with a history of childhood interpersonal trauma (CIT) are less responsive to antipsychotic medication is not known. In this longitudinal study, ...
    • Early substance use cessation improves cognition-10 years outcome in first-episode psychosis patients 

      Weibell, Melissa Anne E; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Auestad, Bjørn Henrik; Bramness, Jørgen Gustav; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Kallesten; Haahr, Ulrik; Joa, Inge; Larsen, Tor Ketil; Melle, Ingrid; Ilner, Stein E. Opjordsmoen; Rund, Bjørn Rishovd; Røssberg, Jan Ivar; Simonsen, Erik; Vaglum, Per; Stain, Helen J.; Friis, Svein; Hegelstad, Wenche (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-07)
      Background: Cognitive impairment may be a risk factor for, as well as a consequence of, psychosis. Non-remitting symptoms, premorbid functioning, level of education, and socioeconomic background are known correlates. A ...
    • Early substance use cessation improves cognition-10 years outcome in first-episode psychosis patients 

      Johannessen, Jan Olav; Auestad, Bjørn Henrik; Bramness, Jørgen Gustav; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Kallesten; Haahr, Ulrik; Joa, Inge; Larsen, Tor Ketil; Melle, Ingrid; Ilner, Stein E. Opjordsmoen; Rund, Bjørn Rishovd; Røssberg, Jan Ivar; Simonsen, Erik; Vaglum, Per; Stain, Helen J.; Friis, Svein; Hegelstad, Wenche (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-07)
      Background: Cognitive impairment may be a risk factor for, as well as a consequence of, psychosis. Non-remitting symptoms, premorbid functioning, level of education, and socioeconomic background are known correlates. A ...
    • "Everyone Needs a Friend Sometimes" - social predictors of long-term remission in first episode psychosis 

      Bjørnestad, Jone Ravndal; Joa, Inge; Larsen, Tor Ketil; Langeveld, Johannes H.; Davidson, Larry; Hegelstad, Wenche; Anda-Ågotnes, Liss Gøril; Veseth, Marius; Melle, Ingrid; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-10)
      Background: Predictors of long-term symptomatic remission are crucial to the successful tailoring of treatment in first episode psychosis. There is lack of studies distinguishing the predictive effects of different social ...
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients with first- episode psychosis (FEP): A prospective study 

      Solem, Stian; Larsen, Tor Ketil; Joa, Inge; Kvale, Gerd; Hansen, Bjarne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Objective: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe condition tending to be chronic if left untreated. Despite research indicating that OCD is a common co-morbidity in patients with psychotic disorders, there is ...
    • One-year outcome and adherence to pharmacological guidelines in first-episode schizophrenia: Results from a consecutive cohort study 

      Drosos, Petros; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Kallesten; Joa, Inge; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Johnsen, Erik; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Stain, Helen J.; Hegelstad, Wenche; Larsen, Tor Ketil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Remission in schizophrenia is difficult to achieve. Antipsychotic drugs are critical in the treatment of schizophrenia. International guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia recommend a ...
    • Prevalence and clinical characteristics of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder in first-episode psychosis 

      Hagen, Kristen; Hansen, Bjarne; Joa, Inge; Larsen, Tor Ketil (Journal article, 2013)
      Background: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients with psychotic disorders has been reported to be a frequent co-morbid disorder in patients with psychotic disorders. The aim of the study determine the prevalence ...
    • Psychotherapy in psychosis: Experiences of fully recovered service users 

      Bjørnestad, Jone Ravndal; Veseth, Marius; Davidson, Larry; Joa, Inge; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Larsen, Tor Ketil; Melle, Ingrid; Hegelstad, Wenche (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-09)
      Background: Despite the evidence of the importance of including service users’ views on psychotherapy after psychosis, there is a paucity of research investigating impact on full recovery. Objectives: To explore what ...