Lars Mehlum
Position: Professor
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Publications 2017

Burrell LV, Mehlum L, Qin P (2017)
Risk factors for suicide in offspring bereaved by sudden parental death from external causes
J Affect Disord, 222, 71-78
PubMed 28672182

Burrell LV, Mehlum L, Qin P (2017)
Sudden parental death from external causes and risk of suicide in the bereaved offspring: A national study
J Psychiatr Res, 96, 49-56 (in press)
PubMed 28965005

Herpertz SC, Huprich SK, Bohus M, Chanen A, Goodman M, Mehlum L, Moran P, Newton-Howes G, Scott L, Sharp C (2017)
The Challenge of Transforming the Diagnostic System of Personality Disorders
J Pers Disord, 31 (5), 577-589
PubMed 28910213

Puzo Q, Mehlum L, Qin P (2017)
Suicide among immigrant population in Norway: a national register-based study
Acta Psychiatr Scand, 135 (6), 584-592
PubMed 28387419

Publications 2016

Mehlum L, Ramberg M, Tørmoen AJ, Haga E, Diep LM, Stanley BH, Miller AL, Sund AM, Grøholt B (2016)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Compared With Enhanced Usual Care for Adolescents With Repeated Suicidal and Self-Harming Behavior: Outcomes Over a One-Year Follow-Up
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 55 (4), 295-300
PubMed 27015720

Puzo Q, Qin P, Mehlum L (2016)
Long-term trends of suicide by choice of method in Norway: a joinpoint regression analysis of data from 1969 to 2012
BMC Public Health, 16, 255
PubMed 26968155

Sæheim A, Hestetun I, Mork E, Nrugham L, Mehlum L (2016)
A 12-year National Study of Suicide by Jumping From Bridges in Norway
Arch Suicide Res, 1-9 (in press)
PubMed 27309998

Publications 2015

Mellesdal L, Gjestad R, Johnsen E, Jørgensen HA, Oedegaard KJ, Kroken RA, Mehlum L (2015)
Borderline Personality Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at Psychiatric Discharge Predict General Hospital Admission for Self-Harm
J Trauma Stress, 28 (6), 556-62
PubMed 26581019

Ramberg M, Stanley B, Ystgaard M, Mehlum L (2015)
Depressed suicide attempters with posttraumatic stress disorder
Arch Suicide Res, 19 (1), 48-59
PubMed 25058681

Publications 2014

Fadum EA, Stanley B, Qin P, Diep LM, Mehlum L (2014)
Self-poisoning with medications in adolescents: a national register study of hospital admissions and readmissions
Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 36 (6), 709-15
PubMed 25307514

Mehlum L, Ness E, Walby FA (2014)
[Re: Excessive belief in suicide risk assessments?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 134 (6), 593
PubMed 24670497

Mehlum L, Tørmoen AJ, Ramberg M, Haga E, Diep LM, Laberg S, Larsson BS, Stanley BH, Miller AL, Sund AM, Grøholt B (2014)
Dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents with repeated suicidal and self-harming behavior: a randomized trial
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 53 (10), 1082-91
PubMed 25245352

Tørmoen AJ, Grøholt B, Haga E, Brager-Larsen A, Miller A, Walby F, Stanley B, Mehlum L (2014)
Feasibility of dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal and self-harming adolescents with multi-problems: training, adherence, and retention
Arch Suicide Res, 18 (4), 432-44
PubMed 24842553

Tørmoen AJ, Rossow I, Mork E, Mehlum L (2014)
Contact with child and adolescent psychiatric services among self-harming and suicidal adolescents in the general population: a cross sectional study
Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health, 8, 13
PubMed 24742154

Publications 2013

Fadum EA, Stanley B, Rossow I, Mork E, Törmoen AJ, Mehlum L (2013)
Use of health services following self-harm in urban versus suburban and rural areas: a national cross-sectional study
BMJ Open, 3 (7)
PubMed 23892421

Mellesdal L, Kroken RA, Lutro O, Wentzel-Larsen T, Kjelby E, Oedegaard KJ, Jørgensen HA, Mehlum L (2013)
Self-harm induced somatic admission after discharge from psychiatric hospital - a prospective cohort study
Eur Psychiatry, 29 (4), 246-52
PubMed 23988735

Mork E, Walby FA, Harkavy-Friedman JM, Barrett EA, Steen NE, Lorentzen S, Andreassen OA, Melle I, Mehlum L (2013)
Clinical characteristics in schizophrenia patients with or without suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-harm--a cross-sectional study
BMC Psychiatry, 13, 255
PubMed 24106884

Titelman D, Oskarsson H, Wahlbeck K, Nordentoft M, Mehlum L, Jiang GX, Erlangsen A, Nrugham L, Wasserman D (2013)
Suicide mortality trends in the Nordic countries 1980-2009
Nord J Psychiatry, 67 (6), 414-23
PubMed 23293897

Publications 2012

Jia CX, Mehlum L, Qin P (2012)
AIDS/HIV infection, comorbid psychiatric illness, and risk for subsequent suicide: a nationwide register linkage study
J Clin Psychiatry, 73 (10), 1315-21
PubMed 23059105

Koldsland BO, Mehlum L, Mellesdal LS, Walby FA, Diep LM (2012)
The suicide assessment scale: psychometric properties of a Norwegian language version
BMC Res Notes, 5, 417
PubMed 22870950

Mehlum L (2012)
The risk of suicide attempt by a child or adolescent is highest after a contact with a psychiatric department
Evid Based Ment Health, 15 (2), 44
PubMed 22509056

Mork E, Mehlum L, Barrett EA, Agartz I, Harkavy-Friedman JM, Lorentzen S, Melle I, Andreassen OA, Walby FA (2012)
Self-harm in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders
Arch Suicide Res, 16 (2), 111-23
PubMed 22551042

Tørmoen AJ, Rossow I, Larsson B, Mehlum L (2012)
Nonsuicidal self-harm and suicide attempts in adolescents: differences in kind or in degree?
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 48 (9), 1447-55
PubMed 23269399

Publications 2010

Barrett EA, Sundet K, Simonsen C, Agartz I, Lorentzen S, Mehlum L, Mork E, Andreassen OA, Melle I (2010)
Neurocognitive functioning and suicidality in schizophrenia spectrum disorders
Compr Psychiatry, 52 (2), 156-63
PubMed 21295222

Mehlum L, Jørgensen T, Diep LM, Nrugham L (2010)
Is organizational change associated with increased rates of readmission to general hospital in suicide attempters? A 10-year prospective catchment area study
Arch Suicide Res, 14 (2), 171-81
PubMed 20455152

Mehlum L, Mork E, Reinholdt NP, Fadum EA, Rossow I (2010)
Quality of psychosocial care of suicide attempters at general hospitals in Norway--a longitudinal nationwide study
Arch Suicide Res, 14 (2), 146-57
PubMed 20455150

Mehlum L, Ramberg M (2010)
Continuity of care in the treatment of suicide attempters--current challenges
Arch Suicide Res, 14 (2), 105-8
PubMed 20455145

Mellesdal L, Mehlum L, Wentzel-Larsen T, Kroken R, Jørgensen HA (2010)
Suicide risk and acute psychiatric readmissions: a prospective cohort study
Psychiatr Serv, 61 (1), 25-31
PubMed 20044414

Mork E, Mehlum L, Fadum EA, Rossow I (2010)
Collaboration between general hospitals and community health services in the care of suicide attempters in Norway: a longitudinal study
Ann Gen Psychiatry, 9, 26
PubMed 20540725

Nrugham L, Herrestad H, Mehlum L (2010)
Suicidality among Norwegian youth: review of research on risk factors and interventions
Nord J Psychiatry, 64 (5), 317-26
PubMed 20192891

Publications 2009

Gravseth HM, Mehlum L, Bjerkedal T, Kristensen P (2009)
Suicide in young Norwegians in a life course perspective: population-based cohort study
J Epidemiol Community Health, 64 (5), 407-12
PubMed 19679707

Mehlum L (2009)
Clinical challenges in the assessment and management of suicidal behaviour in patients with bordeline personality disorder
Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc, 18 (3), 184-90
PubMed 20034194

Mehlum L, Holseth K (2009)
[Self-harm - what approach should we take?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 129 (8), 759-62
PubMed 19373304

Rossow I, Mehlum L, Gjertsen F, Møller B (2009)
Chain of care for patients with intentional self-harm: an effective strategy to reduce suicide rates?
Suicide Life Threat Behav, 39 (6), 614-22
PubMed 20121324

Publications 2008

Mehlum L (2008)
[Psychosocial crisis help]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 128 (18), 2048
PubMed 18846117

Thoresen S, Mehlum L (2008)
Traumatic stress and suicidal ideation in Norwegian male peacekeepers
J Nerv Ment Dis, 196 (11), 814-21
PubMed 19008732

Publications 2006

Mehlum L, Jensen AI (2006)
[Suicidal behaviour in borderline personality disorder]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 126 (22), 2946-9
PubMed 17117193

Mehlum L, Koldsland BO, Loeb ME (2006)
Risk factors for long-term posttraumatic stress reactions in unarmed UN military observers: a four-year follow-up study
J Nerv Ment Dis, 194 (10), 800-4
PubMed 17041295

Thoresen S, Mehlum L (2006)
Suicide in peacekeepers: risk factors for suicide versus accidental death
Suicide Life Threat Behav, 36 (4), 432-42
PubMed 16978097

Thoresen S, Mehlum L, Røysamb E, Tønnessen A (2006)
Risk factors for completed suicide in veterans of peacekeeping: repatriation, negative life events, and marital status
Arch Suicide Res, 10 (4), 353-63
PubMed 16920686

Walby FA, Odegaard E, Mehlum L (2006)
Psychiatric comorbidity may not predict suicide during and after hospitalization. A nested case-control study with blinded raters
J Affect Disord, 92 (2-3), 253-60
PubMed 16546263

Publications 2005

Mann JJ, Apter A, Bertolote J, Beautrais A, Currier D, Haas A, Hegerl U, Lonnqvist J, Malone K, Marusic A, Mehlum L, Patton G, Phillips M, Rutz W, Rihmer Z, Schmidtke A, Shaffer D, Silverman M, Takahashi Y, Varnik A, Wasserman D, Yip P, Hendin H (2005)
Suicide prevention strategies: a systematic review
JAMA, 294 (16), 2064-74
PubMed 16249421

Publications 2004

Mehlum L (2004)
A suicide prevention strategy for England
Crisis, 25 (2), 69-73
PubMed 15387213

Mehlum L (2004)
[Deliberate self-harm]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 124 (21), 2734
PubMed 15534660

Thoresen S, Mehlum L (2004)
Risk factors for fatal accidents and suicides in peacekeepers: is there an overlap?
Mil Med, 169 (12), 988-93
PubMed 15646193

Ystgaard M, Hestetun I, Loeb M, Mehlum L (2004)
Is there a specific relationship between childhood sexual and physical abuse and repeated suicidal behavior?
Child Abuse Negl, 28 (8), 863-75
PubMed 15350770

Publications 2003

Thoresen S, Mehlum L, Moller B (2003)
Suicide in peacekeepers--a cohort study of mortality from suicide in 22,275 Norwegian veterans from international peacekeeping operations
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 38 (11), 605-10
PubMed 14614547

Ystgaard M, Reinholdt NP, Husby J, Mehlum L (2003)
[Deliberate self harm in adolescents]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 123 (16), 2241-5
PubMed 14508543

Publications 2002

Mehlum L, Weisaeth L (2002)
Predictors of posttraumatic stress reactions in Norwegian U.N. peacekeepers 7 years after service
J Trauma Stress, 15 (1), 17-26
PubMed 11936717

Publications 2001

Mork E, Ekeid G, Ystgaard M, Mehlum L, Holte A (2001)
[Psychosocial follow up after parasuicide at hospital departments in Norway]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 121 (9), 1038-43
PubMed 11354878

Publications 2000

Mehlum L (2000)
The internet, suicide, and suicide prevention
Crisis, 21 (4), 186-8
PubMed 11419530

Publications 1999

Mehlum L (1999)
Alcohol and stress in Norwegian United Nations peacekeepers
Mil Med, 164 (10), 720-4
PubMed 10544627

Mehlum L (1999)
[Relatives and suicide]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 119 (27), 4009
PubMed 10613087

Publications 1998

Amundsen K, Mehlum L (1998)
[Information on research and suicide prevention on the Internet]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 118 (7), 1114-5
PubMed 9531846

Mehlum L (1998)
[Prevention of suicide among young people--recent experiences from the armed forces]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 118 (11), 1724-6
PubMed 9621762

Mehlum L (1998)
Suicidal ideation and sense of coherence in male conscripts
Acta Psychiatr Scand, 98 (6), 487-92
PubMed 9879792

Wilberg T, Friis S, Karterud S, Mehlum L, Urnes O, Vaglum P (1998)
Patterns of short-term course in patients treated in a day unit for personality disorders
Compr Psychiatry, 39 (2), 75-84
PubMed 9515192

Wilberg T, Friis S, Karterud S, Mehlum L, Urnes O, Vaglum P (1998)
Outpatient group psychotherapy: A valuable continuation treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder treated in a day hospital? A 3-year follow-up study
Nord. J. Psychiatr., 52 (3), 213-221

Publications 1997

Mehlum L (1997)
[Suicidal behavior among young people--is it possible to prevent?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 117 (12), 1733-4
PubMed 9213975

Publications 1996

Mehlum L (1996)
[Suicidal process and suicidal motives. Suicide illustrated by the art, life and illness of Vincent van Gogh]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 116 (9), 1095-1101
PubMed 8658480

Publications 1995

KARTERUD S, FRIIS S, IRION T, MEHLUM L, VAGLUM P, VAGLUM S (1995)
A SCL-90-R DERIVED INDEX OF THE SEVERITY OF PERSONALITY-DISORDERS
J. Pers. Disord., 9 (2), 112-123

Publications 1994

Mehlum L (1994)
Young male suicide attempters 20 years later: the suicide mortality rate
Mil Med, 159 (2), 138-41
PubMed 8202241

Mehlum L, Friis S, Vaglum P, Karterud S (1994)
The longitudinal pattern of suicidal behaviour in borderline personality disorder: a prospective follow-up study
Acta Psychiatr Scand, 90 (2), 124-30
PubMed 7976458

Publications 1993

Hytten K, Mehlum L (1993)
[Suicide among inpatients in Gaustad Hospital 1954-1991]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 113 (16), 1974-7
PubMed 8322344

VAGLUM P, FRIIS S, KARTERUD S, MEHLUM L, VAGLUM S (1993)
STABILITY OF THE SEVERE PERSONALITY-DISORDER DIAGNOSIS - A 2-YEAR TO 5-YEAR PROSPECTIVE-STUDY
J. Pers. Disord., 7 (4), 348-353

Publications 1992

Mehlum L (1992)
[Deaths caused by antidepressive agents and neuroleptics]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 112 (11), 1490-1
PubMed 1352917

Mehlum L (1992)
Prodromal signs and precipitating factors in attempted suicide
Mil Med, 157 (11), 574-7
PubMed 1470348

Mehlum L (1992)
[Death caused by antidepressive agents and neuroleptics]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 112 (10), 1336-7
PubMed 1349772

Publications 1991

Mehlum L (1991)
[Attempted suicide among Norwegian soldiers. A retrospective study]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 111 (5), 565-8
PubMed 2008669

Mehlum L, Friis S, Irion T, Johns S, Karterud S, Vaglum P, Vaglum S (1991)
Personality disorders 2-5 years after treatment: a prospective follow-up study
Acta Psychiatr Scand, 84 (1), 72-7
PubMed 1927569

Publications 1990

Mehlum L (1990)
Attempted suicide in the armed forces: a retrospective study of Norwegian conscripts
Mil Med, 155 (12), 596-600
PubMed 2125340