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Research areas

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.

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).


The ESSENCE concept was coined in 2010 by Professor Gillberg. It is at the heart of all our research.

Research areas

At the GNC, our researchers across the globe conduct cutting-edge scientific research on a large number of neurodevelopmental disorders.