Niklas Långström, associate professor Karolinska institutet

Niklas Långström

Affiliated to research

Experienced associate professor & psychiatrist
Striving for better understanding of & interventions against mental illness & violence

About me

Professor (associate)

Professor of child & adolescent psychiatry, Uppsala University, 2016-2018

Professor of psychiatric epidemiology, KI, 2010-2016

Child & adolescent psychiatrist & Medical officer, National Board of Health & Welfare

Research description

I study developmental pathways, correlates and outcomes of mental disorder in children and adults. I am particularly interested in causal mechanisms, risk assessment, and the prevention of interpersonal violence.

I am interested in how to conduct optimally correct and informative systematic reviews of the effectiveness of medical and psychosocial interventions against psychiatric disorder, violent and sexual offending. 

Some current research projects address pedophilic disorder, the evaluation of new interventions against violent and coercive or abusive sexual behaviour, and inpatient child psychiatric treatment (including coercion).

In addition to colleagues at Karolinska Institutet; MEB and the Dept of Clinical Neuroscience/Centre for Psychiatry Research, I collaborate with professionals at the Dept of Forensic Psychiatry at Oxford University, UK.