Mental health

Who cares for the men who are left behind?

4 June 2020
We need more research and less scorn, and a better understanding of the incel phenomenon in order to prevent radicalisation, writes Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair

Major gender gap in health research

19 June 2018
Women’s bodies are different from men’s. We need more knowledge to better understand women’s health, says medical doctor and Professor Johanne Sundby. She finds support in a new report on the same topic.

School, worries and body-image pressure make more girls mentally ill

13 March 2018
More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. “Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends and family,” says researcher Anders Bakken.

Eternal witch-hunt for the fat body

5 October 2017
“The fat body carries a secret that has to be revealed at all costs; it is a living symptom that something has ‘gone wrong’,” says Camilla Bruun Eriksen. She has studied the representation of fat bodies in popular culture.

Boys more exposed to relational bullying

27 September 2016
When researchers examined bullying in twenty schools, they were told that the main problem was drama created by the girls. Their findings told a very different story, however.

Boys more affected by gay insults

29 June 2016
When words like ‘gay’, ‘fag’, and ‘lesbo’ are used as insults it is mostly among friends. But that does not make them harmless, according to the Norwegian researcher Hilde Slåtten.

Why are we so obsessed with good girls?

10 March 2016
Girls who perform well, have high ambitions, and eventually get psychological problems are often characterised as too good. However, the good girl syndrome is neither a clinical diagnosis nor an established academic term. What is it with the good girls?

When sex becomes impossible due to burning pain in and around the vulva

6 January 2016
Women with vestibulodynia feel that they’re missing out on the wonderful sex that the media boasts of. And they’re ashamed of being poor sexual partners.

Male victims of women’s violence fear not being believed

28 October 2015
Men who receive help from crisis centres are mostly satisfied with the help they get. But they fear that nobody will believe that they’ve been abused by a woman.

Hit by the baby blues

5 October 2015
Many Norwegian women postpone pregnancy until they have completed their education and are well established on their career path. This may make them more vulnerable to postpartum depression.

Weight loss surgery increases social acceptance, but the body remains problematic

25 September 2015
All of a sudden the once obese women are treated with respect in society. But underneath the clothes the skin is saggy and it takes a long time to become familiar with the “new” stomach.

Young women twice as exposed to cyber bullying as men

28 August 2015
Female journalists between the age of 25 and 35 are twice as exposed to bullying and threats as their male colleagues of the same age. The bullying is a democratic problem, says researcher.

Men's violence against women: Not only a question of power

27 August 2015
The majority of men who use violence against their partner struggle with serious mental health issues. We need to look at more than just the power relations between the sexes in order to understand and prevent domestic violence, says researcher.

Publications

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Helga Eggebø, Lundberg, Aase, Teigen, Mari
Published: 2022
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Peterson, Anna M.
Published: 2015
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Eriksen, Astrid M. A., Ketil Lenert Hansen, Cecilie Javo and Berit Schei
Published: 2015
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Steder, Frank Brundtlan (ed.)
Published: 2015
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Irvin, Jill A. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal et al. (eds.)
Published: 2015
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Farstad, Gunhild R. and Kari Stefansen
Published: 2015
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Lian, Olaug S. and Hilde Bondevik
Published: 2015
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Løkeland, Mette
Published: 2015
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Fyhri, Aslak and Nils Fearnley
Published: 2015
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Ytterstad, Elinor og Tormod Brenn
Published: 2015
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Triandafyllidou, Anna and Sabrina Marchetti (eds.)
Published: 2015
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Eriksen, Marianne Hem, Unn Pedersen, Bernt Rundberget, Irmelin Axelsen and Heidi Lund Berg (eds.)
Published: 2015
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Pini, Barbara, Berit Brandth and Jo Little (eds.)
Published: 2015

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