Björn Karlsson

Title: Affiliated

Sector: Medicine

Research group: Chengxuan Qiu

Portrait of Björn Karlsson. Photo: Maria Yohuang.
Photo: Maria Yohuang.

Björn Karlsson is a Medical doctor. He previously worked as a post doc within the Medicine Sector at ARC. Björn has worked with the longitudinal population-based studies the H70 birth cohort study and the Prospective Population Study of Women in Gothenburg. Björn’s research at ARC focuses on depression in old age with a specific interest in the prognosis of depressive spectrum disorders.

Selected publications

Karlsson B, Sigström R, Östling S, Waern M, Börjesson-Hanson A, Skoog I. DSM-IV and DSM-5 Prevalence of Social Anxiety Disorder in a Population Sample of Older People. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2016 Dec;24(12):1237-1245.

Karlsson B, Johnell K, Sigström R, Sjöberg L, Fratiglioni L. Depression and Depression Treatment in a Population-Based Study of Individuals Over 60 Years Old Without Dementia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2016 Aug;24(8):615-23.

Sigström R, Skoog I, Karlsson B, Nilsson J, Östling S. Nine-year follow-up of specific phobia in a population sample of older people. Depress Anxiety 2016 Apr;33(4):339-46.

Klenfeldt IF, Karlsson B, Sigström R, Bäckman K, Waern M,  Östling S,  Gustafson D,  Skoog I. Prevalence of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in relation to Depression and Cognition in an Elderly Population. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2013, Mar 13.

Chung H, Ng E, Ibrahim S, Karlsson B, Benach J, Espelt A, Muntaner C. Welfare state regimes, gender and depression: A multilevel analysis of Middle and High Income Countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2013, 10, 1324-1341.

Nilsson J, Östling S, Waern M, Karlsson B, Sigström R, Gou X, Skoog I. The 1-Month Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder According to DSM-IV, DSM-V, and ICD-10 Among Nondemented 75-Year-Olds in Gothenburg, Sweden. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2012, Nov;20(11):963-72.

Sigström R, Ostling S, Karlsson B, Waern M, Gustafson D, Skoog I. A population-based study on phobic fears and DSM-IV specific phobia in 70-year olds. J Anxiety Disord. 2011 Jan;25(1):148-53.

Karlsson B, Sigstrom R, Waern M, Ostling S, Gustafson D, Skoog I. The prognosis and Incidence of Social Phobia in an Elderly Population. A 5-Year Follow-up. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2010 Jul;122(1):4-10.

Sigström R, Skoog I, Sacuiu S, Karlsson B, Fredén Klenfeldt I, Waern M, Gustafson D, Östling S. The prevalence of psychotic symptoms and paranoid ideation in a non-demented population sample of 70- 82 year olds. Int J Ger Psychiatry, 2009 Dec;24(12):1413-9.

Karlsson B, Klenfeldt IF, Sigstrom R, Waern M, Ostling S, Gustafson D, Skoog I. Prevalence of social phobia in non-demented elderly from a swedish population study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2009 Feb;17(2):127-35.