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Lena Nylander

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Med dr, senior konsult i allmänpsykiatri
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Research interests

- autism in adults
- intellectual disability (ID)/low intellectual ability in adults
- challenging behaviours in adults with ID
- autism and/or ID and psychiatric disorders in adults
- “the autism epidemic” – diagnostic changes and challenges

 


Career

Lena gained her specialist degree in general psychiatry in 1980. Since then, and before, she has been working in the adult psychiatric clinic of Lund, which is affiliated to Lund University. She has held consultant and/or administrative positions in different parts of the clinic.
As early as the 1990s, Lena recognised the existence of neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism (including the concept now called ESSENCE) in adults, and the need to accommodate these individuals adequately when they seek psychiatric help, as they often do. Lena has an interest in registers and register studies, as well as in clinical work and research. She is a firm believer in clinical experience as a necessary background for psychiatric research. Since 2000, she has been working with other researchers at the GNC.
Lena defended her thesis in 2011, and is currently working in a specialist team for adults with ID and severe challenging behaviours. She is also lecturing and supervising psychiatric staff in different parts of Sweden.

 


Keywords

Adult psychiatry| autism| ADHD | intellectual disability | diagnostic practice

 


Education

1974 Medicine doktor
1980 Specialist i allmänpsykiatri
2011 Filosofie doktor, medicinsk vetenskap/psykiatri
 


Languages

Swedish | Norwegian | Danish | English

 


Supervision

I am not eligible for supervision on a regular basis.

 


Connect with me

E-post: lena.nylander@gnc.gu.se

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