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International focus on young adults with mental illness

Published: 23 September 2016

Eva Lindgren will be the first researcher from Luleå University of Technology to give a talk at the upcoming International Congress of ESCAP, European Sociaty for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about young adults with mental illness and the heavy burden it can mean to be a parent.

– Since ESCAP is an organization with mainly physicians I feel it is especially important to talk about psychiatric nursing, says Eva Lindgren, Luleå University of Technology.

Eva Lindgren was contacted by the Congress Committee after they noticed her articles about young adults with mental illness and their transition to adult life and the changes it means to move from child and adolescent psychiatry to the adult psychiatry. Focus of the lecture is the heavy burden it can mean to be a parent of a young adult with mental illness who are in need of much support and help.

It may mean an extended around the clock parenting, where they are both caregivers and parents simultaneously. This I will talk about on the Congress but also weave in the results of the other studies, in which I interviewed young adults aged 18-26 years and staff members from both the child and youth psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

ESCAP, European Sociaty for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is an organization with more than 20 member countries and they organize a congress in child and adolescent psychiatry every two years. Sweden is represented by the Swedish Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In July 2017, the Congress is held in Geneva with the theme Transition in a world of change.

– It's obviously great fun to be recognized in this way and I hope it will lead to a wider spread of my research, says Eva Lindgren.

Contact

Eva Lindgren

Eva Lindgren, Senior Lecturer, Head of Division

Phone: +46 (0)920 492219
Organisation: Nursing, Nursing Care, Department of Health Sciences

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