Department of Psychology > Academic staff
Kristine Swierkosz Kristjansen
Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 1353 København K, Building: 03-4-405b
Main interests: Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD, OCD, Schizophrenia, genetic/endophenotypic research, cognitive and neuropsychological ability in mental disorders and translational research.
In my research I examine cognitive ability in children and adolescents diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome in a collaboration with Touretteklinikken at Herlev Hospital.
The cohort consist of around 200 patients aged 11-25 and around 50 healthy controls. The cohort is divided into subgroups based on occurrence of remission, co-morbidity and severity of tics.
The study mainly focuses on visual attention, impulse control (responds inhibition) and time processing along with a screening for premonitory urges/sensations and schizotypal personality traits.
In collaboration with Herlev Hospital we also look into executive function and Intelligence.
The project is under supervision of Anders Gade and Signe Vangkilde.