Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre
World-leading international research centre in the field of ESSENCE (neurodevelopmental disorders) with its main hub in Sweden.
The GNC at Sahlgrenska Academy is a platform for conducting research aimed at developing and establishing new methods for early intervention, examination, investigation and intervention/treatment in the fields of neuropsychiatry and developmental neurology ("ESSENCE", i.e. Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations). World-leading research is currently being conducted at the GNC on for example autism, ADHD, motor abnormalities, tics and obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and conduct disorders.
A summary of our latest news, forthcoming events, and more!
Health and medicineGNC's Clare Allely appointed as a Professor of ForensicPsychology
Health and medicineMats Johnson is now AssociateProfessor!
Health and medicineKahoko Yasumitsu-Lovell's half-time control to take place 9th November2021
Health and medicineDavid Eberhard's half-time control to take place 11th November2021
EventMaria Davidsson's half-time control to take place 25th November2021
Multiple datesHealth and medicineESSENCE 2023 - 2nd InternationalConference
Newly published articles
ASD with ADHD vs. ASD and ADHD alone: a study of the QbTest performance and single-dose methylphenidate responding in children and adolescents BMC Psychiatry (2022)
Paediatric Acute onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome: Exploratory study finds no evidence of HLA class II association but high rate of autoimmunity in first-degree relatives. Acta Paediatrica (2022).
A PRISMA systematic review of adolescent gender dysphoria literature: 1) Epidemiology PLOS Global Public Health (2022).
Data-driven analysis of gaze patterns in face perception: Methodological and clinical contributions, Cortex (2022).
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2022).
Universal language development screening: comparative performance of two questionnaires, BMJ Paediatrics (2022).
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Cutting-edge research is conducted at the GNC. Read about our research programmes, all the diagnoses we research and some of our methods.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (External link)
- ADHD (External link)
- Language Disorder/DLD
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (External link)
- Anorexia nervosa (External link)
- Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (External link)
- PANS and PANDAS (External link)
- Mild intellectual disability (External link)
- All diagnoses (External link)
Our research programmes
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Our published work
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GNC in the media
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Resources and tools
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