Lotta Borg Skoglund

Lotta Borg Skoglund is an associate professor in psychiatry at the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University, and affiliated researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. Her scientific work, research targets the intersection of ADHD and comorbidity conditions (substance use disorders, personality disorders and mood disorders) as well as gender discrepancies and hormonal factors associated with ADHD.

Lotta is part of a transprofessional research group with expertise in psychiatry. Current research involves adverse psychiatric and reproductive outcomes among child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, gynecology, and social sciences focusing on females with ADHD across the lifespan. More specifically her research explores how sex hormones, hormonal contraceptives and sexual risk-tanking in girls and women interact with specific ADHD traits, symptom severity and comorbid conditions.

She has a leading role in several Swedish multiagency liaisons and international research collaborations and holds several national commissions of trust such as the Scientific Board at the Swedish Medical Product Agency (Läkemedelsverket), the Scientific Board at The National Patient Association Riksförbundet Attention and the Scientific Board of The Swedish National Board of Institutional Care (SiS). CS is an active voice in the current opinion and societal debate on mental health issues through social media, TV, and press. Through active communication with patients, their loved ones, and the society at large, she contributes to the dissemination of research findings, decreased stigmatization and bridging of important public knowledge gaps on mental disorders.

ITAKOM activity

Day 1, 14:30

Big Talk: We have failed the girls.

Lotta Borg Skoglund

Total chaos; ADHD, hormones, and gender stereotypes

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