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Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health

Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health conducts, supports and disseminates research about mental disorders, aggressive behaviour and moral and legal responsibility in an inter-disciplinary framework. The centre is a collaboration between University of Gothenburg, The National Board of Forensic Medicine, Swedish Prison and Probation Service, and The Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

The aims of the Centre are to:

  • stimulate inter-disciplinary research within the area
  • support national and international scientific exchange
  • offer education and tutoring for graduate and post-graduate students
  • interact with the governmental organisations responsible for adolescent and adult criminal offenders with mental health problems
  • inform the public about up-to-date research within the area


Recently published by coworkers at the Celam


New article:

  • M. J. Taylor; P. Lichtenstein; H. Larsson; Henrik Anckarsäter; C. U. Greven; A. Ronald (2016).
    Is There a Female Protective Effect Against Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? Evidence From Two Representative Twin Samples 0890-8567,
    GUP 238894

New article:

  • Märta Wallinius; Carl Delfin; Eva Billstedt; Thomas Nilsson; Henrik Anckarsäter; Björn Hofvander (2016).
    Offenders in Emerging Adulthood: School Maladjustment, Childhood Adversities, and Prediction of Aggressive Antisocial Behaviors. 1573-661X,
    GUP 238186

New article:

  • Karin Trägårdh; Thomas Nilsson; Sven Granath; Joakim Sturup (2016).
    A time trend study of Swedish male and female offenders from 1990 to 2010 1499-9013, GUP 235972

New article:

  • Björnsdotter, M. ; Wang, N. ; Pelphrey, K. et al. (2016).
    Evaluation of Quantified Social Perception Circuit Activity as a Neurobiological Marker of Autism Spectrum Disorder.. JAMA psychiatry. GUP 235524


New article:

  • Martin Cederlöf; Erik Pettersson; Amir Sariaslan; Henrik Larsson; Per Östberg; Ian Kelleher; Niklas Långström; Clara Hellner Gumpert; Sebastian Lundström; Paul Lichtenstein (2016). The association between childhood autistic traits and adolescent psychotic experiences is explained by general neuropsychiatric problems. 1552-485X, GUP 225571


New article:

  • Steinn Steingrimsson; M. I. Sigurdsson; T. Aspelund; S. Sigfusson; A. Magnusson (2016).
    Total population-based study of the impact of substance use disorders on the overall survival of psychiatric inpatients 0803-9488, GUP 235546


New article:

  • Anna Zettergren; Sara Karlsson; Daniel Hovey; Lina Jonsson; Jonas Melke; Henrik Anckarsäter; Paul Lichtenstein; Sebastian Lundström; Lars Westberg (2016).
    Further investigations of the relation between polymorphisms in sex steroid related genes and autistic-like traits. 1873-3360, GUP 234690


New article:

  • Nigel C. Lester; Danilo Garcia; Sebastian Lundström; Sven Brändström; Maria Råstam; Nora Kerekes; Thomas Nilsson; C. Robert Cloninger; Henrik Anckarsäter (2016).
    The Genetic and Environmental Structure of the Character Sub-Scales of the Temperament and Character Inventory in Adolescence 1744-859X, GUP 232516


Topical Links

  • Managing Ethical Challenges to Mental Health Research in Post-Conflict Settings
    Article in Developing World Bioethics April -16
  • Genetic background of extreme violent behavior
    In developed countries, the majority of all violent crime is committed by a small group of antisocial recidivistic offenders, but no genes have been shown to contribute to recidivistic violent offending or severe violent behavior, such as homicide.
    Article in Molecular Psychiatry nr. 20 -15
  • Cortical and Subcortical Gray Matter Volume in Youths With Conduct Problems
    Article in JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(1):64-72
  • What makes peaceful neighbours become mass murderers
    Article in Nature | News  11/5 -15 
  • The Latest Hypocrisy in SVP Expert Testimony
    Blog post in HuffPost Science January 28, -15
  • Weaponizing Psychology
    Why the American Psychological Association Caved to Torture
    Article in Counterpunch December 24 -14
  • Norwegian Developments and Perspectives on Violence Risk Assessment
    Article in Criminal Justice and Behavior December -14
  • Mental health: A world of depression
    Article in Nature | News Feature 12/11 -14 
  • Interview with Seena Fazel, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Oxford on Vimeo.vimeo.com/m/18899657 
  • Two genes linked with violent crime
    Artikel i BBC NEWS Science & Environment 28/10 -14 
  • ”Frustrerande att inte psykiatrin nått längre”
    Artikel från IDAGSIDAN i SvD NYHETER från 28/10 -14 

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