• Characterisation of age and polarity at onset in bipolar disorder 

      Kalman, Janos L.; Loohuis, Loes M. Olde; Vreeker, Annabel; McQuillin, Andrew; Stahl, Eli A.; Ruderfer, Douglas; Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, Maria; Panagiotaropoulou, Georgia; Ripke, Stephan; Bigdeli, Tim B.; Stein, Frederike; Meller, Tina; Meinert, Susanne; Pelin, Helena; Streit, Fabian; Papiol, Sergi; Adams, Mark J.; Adolfsson, Rolf; Adorjan, Kristina; Agartz, Ingrid; Aminoff, Sofie Ragnhild; Anderson-Schmidt, Heike; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Ardau, Raffaella; Aubry, Jean-Michel; Balaban, Ceylan; Djurovic, Srdjan; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Melle, Ingrid; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; O'Connell, Kevin Sean (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Studying phenotypic and genetic characteristics of age at onset (AAO) and polarity at onset (PAO) in bipolar disorder can provide new insights into disease pathology and facilitate the development of screening ...
    • Characterising the shared genetic determinants of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and risk-taking 

      Hindley, Guy Frederick Lanyon; Bahrami, Shahram; Steen, Nils Eiel; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Frei, Oleksandr; Shadrin, Alexey; Bettella, Francesco; Rødevand, Linn; Fan, Chun-Chieh; Dale, Anders; Djurovic, Srdjan; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Andreassen, Ole (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Increased risk-taking is a central component of bipolar disorder (BIP) and is implicated in schizophrenia (SCZ). Risky behaviours, including smoking and alcohol use, are overrepresented in both disorders and associated ...
    • Characterizing the Genetic Overlap Between Psychiatric Disorders and Sleep-Related Phenotypes 

      O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Frei, Oleksandr; Bahrami, Shahram; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Bettella, Francesco; Cheng, Weiqiu; Chu, Yunhan; Hindley, Guy; Lin, Aihua; Shadrin, Alexey; Barrett, Elizabeth Ann; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Steen, Nils Eiel; Dale, Anders M.; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: A range of sleep disturbances are commonly experienced by patients with psychiatric disorders, and genome-wide genetic analyses have shown some significant genetic correlations between these traits. Here, we ...
    • Dose-dependent transcriptional effects of lithium and adverse effect burden in a psychiatric cohort 

      Krull, Florian; Akkouh, Ibrahim Ahmed; Hughes, Timothy; Bettella, Francesco; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Brattbakk, Hans-Richard; Steen, Vidar Martin; Steen, Nils Eiel; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Lithium is the first-line treatment for bipolar disorder (BD), but there is a large variation in response rate and adverse effects. Although the molecular effects of lithium have been studied extensively, the specific ...
    • Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic overlap between alcohol use behaviours, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and identifies novel shared risk loci 

      Wiström, Erik David; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Karadag, Naz; Bahrami, Shahram; Hindley, Guy Frederick Lanyon; Lin, Aihua; Cheng, Weiqiu; Steen, Nils Eiel; Shadrin, Alexey; Frei, Oleksandr; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dale, Anders M.; Andreassen, Ole A.; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background and aim Schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) have a high comorbidity of alcohol use disorder (AUD), and both comorbid AUD and excessive alcohol consumption (AC) have been linked to greater illness ...
    • Increased circulating IL-18 levels in severe mental disorders indicate systemic inflammasome activation 

      Szabo, Attila; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Ueland, Thor; Sheikh, Mashhood Ahmed; Agartz, Ingrid; Andreou, Dimitrios; Aukrust, Pål; Boye, Birgitte; Bøen, Erlend; Drange, Ole Kristian; Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn; Engh, John; Hope, Sigrun; Høegh, Margrethe Collier; Joa, Inge; Johnsen, Erik; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Lekva, Tove; Malt, Ulrik Fredrik; Melle, Ingrid; Morken, Gunnar; Nærland, Terje; Steen, Vidar Martin; Sørensen, Kjetil; Wedervang-Resell, Kirsten; Weibell, Melissa Anne Elin Authen; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Steen, Nils Eiel; Andreassen, Ole; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) are severe mental illnesses (SMI) that are part of a psychosis continuum, and dysregulated innate immune responses have been suggested to be involved in their ...
    • Shared genetic architecture between neuroticism, coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors 

      Torgersen, Kristin Stensland; Bahrami, Shahram; Frei, Oleksandr; Shadrin, Alexey; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Munkhaugen, John; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dammen, Toril; Andreassen, Ole A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Neuroticism is associated with poor health, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and coronary artery disease (CAD). The conditional/conjunctional false discovery rate method (cond/conjFDR) was applied to genome wide ...