Yasmina Molero Samuelson

Affiliated to research

About me

I am researcher in psychiatry, with a specific focus on pharmacoepidemiology, substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury.


Research description


Molero Y, Sharp DJ, D'Onofrio BM, Larsson H, Fazel S. Psychotropic and pain medication use in individuals with traumatic brain injury - a Swedish total-population cohort study of 240,000 persons. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, Accepted. 

Molero Y, Cipriani A, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, D'Onofrio BM, Fazel S. Associations between statin use and suicidality, depression, anxiety, and seizures - a Swedish total-population cohort study. Lancet Psychiatry, 2020;7:982-990.

Lagerberg, T, Fazel S, Molero Y, Andersson Franko S, Chen Q, Hellner C, Lichtenstein P, Chang Z. Associations between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and violent crime in adolescents, young, and older adults - a Swedish register-based study. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol, 2020;36:1-9.

Yu, R, Nevado-Holgado AJ, Molero Y, D’Onofrio, BM, Larsson H, Howard LM, Fazel S. Mental disorders and intimate partner violence perpetrated by men towards women: A Swedish population-based longitudinal study. PLoS Med, 2019;16(12):e1002995.

Molero Y, Larsson H, D'Onofrio BM, Sharp DJ, Fazel S. Associations between gabapentinoids and suicidal behaviour, unintentional overdoses, injuries, road traffic incidents, and violent crime: population based cohort study in Sweden. BMJ, 2019;365:l2147

Lagerberg T, Molero Y, D'Onofrio BM, Fernández de la Cruz L, Lichtenstein P, Mataix-Cols D, Rück C, Hellner C, Chang Z. Antidepressant prescription patterns and CNS polypharmacy with antidepressants among children, adolescents, and young adults: a population-based study in Sweden. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 2019; 28(8):1137-1145.

Molero Y, Zetterqvist J, Lichtenstein P, Almqvist C, Ludvigsson JF. Parental nicotine replacement therapy and offspring bronchitis/bronchiolitis and asthma - a nationwide population-based cohort study. Clin Epidemiol, 2018; 25;10:1339-1347. 

Sidorchuk A, Isomura K,  Molero Y, Hellner C, Lichtenstein P, Chang Z, Franck J, Fernández de la Cruz L, Mataix-Cols D. Benzodiazepine prescribing for children, adolescents, and young adults from 2006 through 2013: A total population register-linkage study. PLoS Med, 2018; 15(8): e1002635

Molero Y, Zetterqvist J, Binswanger IA, Hellner C, Larsson H, Fazel S. Medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders and risk of suicidal behavior, accidental overdoses, and crime. Am J Psychiatry, 2018;175(10):970-978.

Molero Y, Bakshi A-S, Gripenberg J. Illicit Drug Use Among Gym-Goers: a Cross-sectional Study of Gym-Goers in Sweden. Sports Med Open, 2017;3(1):31

Sahlin H, Kuja-Halkola R, Bjureberg J, Lichtenstein P, Molero Y, Rydell M, Hedman E, Runeson B, Jokinen J, Ljótsson B, Hellner C. Association between deliberate self-harm and violent criminality. JAMA Psychiatry, 2016;74,615-621.

Norén Selinus E, Molero Y, Lichtenstein P, Anckarsäter H, Lundström S, Bottai M, Hellner Gumpert C. Subthreshold and threshold attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in childhood: psychosocial outcomes in adolescence in boys and girls. Acta Psychiatr Scand, 2016;134, 533 - 545.

Molero Y, Gripenberg J, Bakshi A-S. Effectiveness and implementation of a community-based prevention programme targeting anabolic androgenic steroid use in gyms: study protocol of a quasi-experimental control group study. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil, 2016;8:36. 

Molero Y, Lichtenstein P, Zetterqvist J, Gumpert CH, Fazel S. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and violent crime: A cohort study. PLoS Med, 2015;12(9):e1001875.

Molero Y, Lichtenstein P, Zetterqvist J, Gumpert CH, Fazel S. Varenicline and risk of psychiatric conditions, suicidal behaviour, criminal offending, and transport accidents and offences: population based cohort study. BMJ, 2015;350:h2388.

Norén Selinus E, Molero Y, Lichtenstein P, Larson T, Lundström S, Anckarsäter H, Gumpert CH. Childhood symptoms of ADHD overrule comorbidity in relation to psychosocial outcome at age 15: A longitudinal study. PLoS One, 2015;10(9):e0137475.

Molero Y, Larsson A, Tengström A, Eklund J. Are offending trajectories identified in population sample studies relevant for clinical settings? An examination of offending trajectories between age 15 and 33 among 3068 males and females in a clinical sample and a matched general population sample. Crim Behav Ment Health, 2015;25, 416 - 428.

Molero Y, Gumpert C, Serlachius E, Lichtenstein P., Walum H, Johansson D, Anckarsäter H, Westberg L, Eriksson E, Halldner L. A study of the possible association between adenosine A2A receptor (ADORA2A) gene polymorphisms and ADHD traits. Genes Brain Behav, 2013;12, 305-310.

Molero Y, Larsson A, Larm P, Eklund J, Tengström A. Violent, non-violent and substance-related offending up to age 50 in a cohort of males and females treated for substance misuse problems. Aggr Behav, 2011; 37, 338-348.

Molero Samuelson Y, Hodgins S, Larsson A, Larm P, Tengström A. Adolescent antisocial behavior as predictor of adverse outcomes to age 50: A follow-up study of 1,947 individuals. Crim Justice Behav, 2010;37, 158-174.

Hodgins S, Larm P, Molero Samuleson Y, Tengström A, Larsson A. Multiple adverse outcomes over 30 years following adolescent substance misuse treatment. Acta Psychiatr Scand, 2009;119, 484-493.

Larm P, Hodgins S, Larsson A, Molero Samuelson Y, Tengström A. Long-term outcomes of adolescents treated for substance misuse. Drug Alcohol Depend, 2008;96, 79-89.



Denhov A & Molero Y (2018). Utvärdering av 100% Ren Hårdträning - en metod för att förebygga dopning på gym 2015-2017. STAD, Rapport nr 63.

Molero Y, Forsman M, Långström N. Rates of criminal recidivism as a measure of prison efficacy. Project number: 2014-275 (Återfall som effektmått. Projektnummer: 2014-275). Norrköping: The Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården). ISBN: 978-91-86903-66-4.

Psychological and psychosocial treatment for adolescents (2015). In National guidelines for treatment of substance misuse and dependence. Support for management and guidance. Article number 2015-4-2. Stockholm: The National Board of Health and Welfare.​

Teaching portfolio




M.Sc., Stockholm University 

PhD, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center for Psychiatric Research, Karolinska Institutet

Postdoc, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

Guest researcher, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet

Postdoc, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford 

Visiting researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford