Stangeland, Helle

Stangeland, Helle

PhD research fellow
Unit: Section for Trauma, catastrophes and forced migration - children and youths
Telephone: 900 29 660

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise

  • Use of medication among children and young people
  • Psychiatric responses to trauma
  • Epidemiology and longterm outcomes

Stangeland is currently completing her PhD in Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Oslo. She has previously studied Psychology at the University of Edinburgh (2010-2014) and holds an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from University College London (2014-2015) and an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology from London School of Economics and Political Science (2015-2016).

For her PhD project Stangeland is working under the supervision of Synne Øien Stensland, Helene Flood Aakvaag and Grete Dyb. The PhD project is called “Killing pain?” and is a longitudinal cohort study investigating the link between use of analgesics, anxiolytics and hypnotics and development of psychiatric illness in children and young people.

Scientific articles and chapters

Baumann-Larsen, M., Zwart, J. A. H., Dyb, G. A., Wentzel-Larsen, T., Stangeland, H., Storheim, K., & Stensland, S. Ø. B. (2023). Killing pain? A prospective population-based study on trauma exposure in childhood as predictor for frequent use of over-the-counter analgesics in young adulthood. The HUNT study. Psychiatry Research, 327, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2023.115400

Linnemørken, L. T. B., Stangeland, H., Reme, S. E., & Stensland, S. Ø. B. (2023). Performance and acceptability of the Stressful Life Events Screening Questionnaire in a chronic pain population: A mixed-methods study. Pain Reports, 8(3), E1072. doi:10.1097/PR9.0000000000001072

Stangeland, H., Aakvaag, H. F., Baumann-Larsen, M., Wentzel-Larsen, T., Storheim, K., Zwart, J. A. H., Dyb, G. A., & Stensland, S. Ø. B. (2023). Problematic alcohol use in young adults exposed to childhood trauma: The Trøndelag Health (HUNT) Study. Journal of Traumatic Stress. doi:10.1002/jts.22965

Stangeland, H., Handal, M., Skurtveit, S. O., Aakvaag, H. F., Dyb, G. A., Wentzel-Larsen, T., . . . Stensland, S. et al. (2022). Killing pain?: a population-based registry study of the use of prescription analgesics, anxiolytics, and hypnotics among all children, adolescents and young adults in Norway from 2004 to 2019. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s00787-022-02066-8

Stangeland, H., Orgeta, V., & Bell, V. (2018). Poststroke psychosis: A systematic review. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 89(8), 879-885. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2017-317327