Anna Keski-Rahkonen

Anna Keski-Rahkonen

Specialist in Psychiatry and Public Health

  • PL 20 (Tukholmankatu 8 B), Biomedicum 2, 511

    00014 Helsingin yliopisto

    Finland

  • Finland

20002022

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Description of research and teaching

My core areas of interest are mental health, public health, sexual health, and gender and health. My work examines the interface of mental health and wellbeing in adolescents and young adults. I am particularly interested in recovery, mental wellbeing, eating disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders (ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, Tourette's syndrome), body image, sexual health, and gender and health. I have a strong interest in clinical and population epidemiology and gender issues. I have published several non-fiction books.

I offer various courses for health professionals on mental health, sexual health, research methods, and academic writing.

Education/Academic qualification

Gender Studies, Master in Gender Studies, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 6 Apr 2022

Rehabilitation, Neuropsychiatric coach

2021

Award Date: 1 Dec 2021

Sexology, Specialist in Sexological Counseling, Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology (NACS)

2021 → …

Award Date: 2 Oct 2021

Sexual Medicine, Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine, European Society for Sexual Medicine

2020 → …

Award Date: 4 Feb 2020

Specialist in Medical Education, Suomen Lääkäriliitto

2019 → …

Award Date: 11 Apr 2019

Specialist in Psychiatry, University of Helsinki

2015 → …

Docent in Psychiatric Epidemiology, University of Helsinki

2009 → …

Specialist in Public Health, University of Helsinki

2007 → …

Doctor of Medical Science, University of Helsinki

2005 → …

Master of Public Health, Columbia University

2005 → …

Medical Doctor, University of Helsinki

1998 → …

Fields of Science

  • 3141 Health care science
  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • Mental Health

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
  • Binge eating disorder

    Giel, K. E., Bulik, C. M., Fernandez-Aranda, F., Hay, P., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Schag, K., Schmidt, U. & Zipfel, S., 17 Mar 2022, In: Nature Reviews Disease Primers. 8, 1, 19 p., 16.

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  • Dissecting the Shared Genetic Architecture of Suicide Attempt, Psychiatric Disorders, and Known Risk Factors

    Mullins, N., Kang, J., Campos, A. I., Coleman, J. R. I., Edwards, A. C., Galfalvy, H., Levey, D. F., Lori, A., Shabalin, A., Starnawska, A., Su, M-H., Watson, H. J., Adams, M., Awasthi, S., Gandal, M., Hafferty, J. D., Hishimoto, A., Kim, M., Okazaki, S., Otsuka, I. & 814 others, Ripke, S., Ware, E. B., Bergen, A. W., Berrettini, W. H., Bohus, M., Brandt, H., Chang, X., Chen, W. J., Chen, H-C., Crawford, S., Crow, S., DiBlasi, E., Duriez, P., Fernández-Aranda, F., Fichter, M. M., Gallinger, S., Glatt, S. J., Gorwood, P., Guo, Y., Hakonarson, H., Halmi, K. A., Hwu, H-G., Jain, S., Jamain, S., Jiménez-Murcia, S., Johnson, C., Kaplan, A. S., Kaye, W. H., Keel, P. K., Kennedy, J. L., Klump, K. L., Li, D., Liao, S-C., Lieb, K., Lilenfeld, L., Liu, C-M., Magistretti, P. J., Marshall, C. R., Mitchell, J. E., Monson, E. T., Myers, R. M., Pinto, D., Powers, A., Ramoz, N., Roepke, S., Rozanov, V., Scherer, S. W., Schmahl, C., Sokolowski, M., Strober, M., Thornton, L. M., Treasure, J., Tsuang, M. T., Witt, S. H., Woodside, D. B., Yilmaz, Z., Zillich, L., Adolfsson, R., Agartz, I., Air, T. M., Alda, M., Alfredsson, L., Andreassen, O. A., Anjorin, A., Appadurai, V., Soler Artigas, M., der Auwera, S. V., Azevedo, M. H., Bass, N., Bau, C. H. D., Baune, B. T., Bellivier, F., Berger, K., Biernacka, J. M., Bigdeli, T. B., Binder, E. B., Boehnke, M., Boks, M. P., Bosch, R., Braff, D. L., Bryant, R., Budde, M., Byrne, E. M., Cahn, W., Casas, M., Castelao, E., Cervilla, J. A., Chaumette, B., Cichon, S., Corvin, A., Craddock, N., Craig, D., Degenhardt, F., Djurovic, S., Edenberg, H. J., Fanous, A. H., Foo, J. C., Forstner, A. J., Frye, M., Fullerton, J. M., Gatt, J. M., Gejman, P. V., Giegling, I., Grabe, H. J., Green, M. J., Grevet, E. H., Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, M., Gutierrez, B., Guzman-Parra, J., Hamilton, S. P., Hamshere, M. L., Hartmann, A., Hauser, J., Heilmann-Heimbach, S., Hoffmann, P., Ising, M., Jones, I., Jones, L. A., Jonsson, L., Kahn, R. S., Kelsoe, J. R., Kendler, K. S., Kloiber, S., Koenen, K. C., Kogevinas, M., Konte, B., Krebs, M-O., Landén, M., Lawrence, J., Leboyer, M., Lee, P. H., Levinson, D. F., Liao, C., Lissowska, J., Lucae, S., Mayoral, F., McElroy, S. L., McGrath, P., McGuffin, P., McQuillin, A., Medland, S. E., Mehta, D., Melle, I., Milaneschi, Y., Mitchell, P. B., Molina, E., Morken, G., Mortensen, P. B., Müller-Myhsok, B., Nievergelt, C. M., Nimgaonkar, V., Nöthen, M. M., O’Donovan, M. C., Ophoff, R. A., Owen, M. J., Pato, C., Pato, M. T., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Pimm, J., Pistis, G., Potash, J. B., Power, R. A., Preisig, M., Quested, D., Ramos-Quiroga, J. A., Reif, A., Ribasés, M., Richarte, V., Rietschel, M., Rivera, M., Roberts, A., Roberts, G., Rouleau, G. A., Rovaris, D. L., Rujescu, D., Sánchez-Mora, C., Sanders, A. R., Schofield, P. R., Schulze, T. G., Scott, L. J., Serretti, A., Shi, J., Shyn, S. I., Sirignano, L., Sklar, P., Smeland, O. B., Smoller, J. W., Sonuga-Barke, E. J. 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A., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Kiezebrink, K., Kim, Y-R., Kirk, K. M., Klareskog, L., Knudsen, G. P. S., Larsen, J. T., Le Hellard, S., Leppä, V. M., Lichtenstein, P., Lin, B. D., Lundervold, A., Luykx, J., Maj, M., Mannik, K., Marsal, S., Stuber, G. D., Szatkiewicz, J. P., Tachmazidou, I., Tenconi, E., Tortorella, A., Tozzi, F., Tsitsika, A., Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor, M., Tziouvas, K., van Elburg, A. A., van Furth, E. F., Wade, T. D., Wagner, G., Walton, E., Whiteman, D. C., Wichmann, H. E., Widen, E., Yao, S., Zeggini, E., Zerwas, S., Zipfel, S., Jungkunz, M., Dietl, L., Schwarze, C. E., Dahmen, N., Schott, B. H., Mobascher, A., Crivelli, S., Dennis, M. F., Harvey, P. D., Carter, B. W., Huffman, J. E., Jacobson, D., Madduri, R., Olsen, M. K., Pestian, J., Gaziano, J. M., Muralidhar, S., Ramoni, R., Beckham, J., Chang, K-M., O’Donnell, C. J., Tsao, P., Breeling, J., Huang, G., Romero, J. P. C., Moser, J., Whitbourne, S. B., Brewer, J. V., Aslan, M., Connor, T., Argyres, D. P., Stephens, B., Brophy, M. T., Humphries, D. E., Selva, L. E., Do, N., Shayan, S., Cho, K., Pyarajan, S., Hauser, E., Sun, Y., Zhao, H., Wilson, P., McArdle, R., Dellitalia, L., Mattocks, K., Harley, J., Zablocki, C. J., Whittle, J., Jacono, F., Gutierrez, S., Gibson, G., Hammer, K., Kaminsky, L., Villareal, G., Kinlay, S., Xu, J., Hamner, M., Mathew, R., Bhushan, S., Iruvanti, P., Godschalk, M., Ballas, Z., Ivins, D., Mastorides, S., Moorman, J., Gappy, S., Klein, J., Ratcliffe, N., Florez, H., Okusaga, O., Murdoch, M., Sriram, P., Yeh, S. S., Tandon, N., Jhala, D., Aguayo, S., Cohen, D., Sharma, S., Liangpunsakul, S., Oursler, K. A., Whooley, M., Ahuja, S., Constans, J., Meyer, P., Greco, J., Rauchman, M., Servatius, R., Gaddy, M., Wallbom, A., Morgan, T., Stapley, T., Sherman, S., Ross, G., Tsao, P., Strollo, P., Boyko, E., Meyer, L., Gupta, S., Huq, M., Fayad, J., Hung, A., Lichy, J., Hurley, R., Robey, B., Striker, R., Erlangsen, A., Kessler, R. C., Porteous, D., Ursano, R. J., Wasserman, D., Coon, H., Demontis, D., Docherty, A. R., Kuo, P-H., Mann, J. J., Rentería, M. E., Stein, M. B. & Willour, V., 1 Feb 2022, In: Biological Psychiatry. 91, 3, p. 313-327 15 p.

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  • Common Genetic Variation And Age at Onset Of Anorexia Nervosa

    Watson, H. J., Thornton, L. M., Yilmaz, Z., Baker, J. H., Coleman, J. RI., Adan, R. AH., Alfredsson, L., Andreassen, O. A., Ask, H., Berrettini, W. H., Boehnke, M., Boehm, I., Boni, C., Buehren, K., Bulant, J., Burghardt, R., Chang, X., Cichon, S., Cone, R. D., Courtet, P. & 156 others, Crow, S., Crowley, J. J., Danner, U. N., de Zwaan, M., Dedoussis, G., DeSocio, J. E., Dick, D. M., Dikeos, D., Dina, C., Djurovic, S., Dmitrzak-Weglarz, M., Docampo-Martinez, E., Duriez, P., Egberts, K., Ehrlich, S., Eriksson, J. G., Escaramís, G., Esko, T., Estivill, X., Farmer, A., Fernández-Aranda, F., Fichter, M. M., Föcker, M., Foretova, L., Forstner, A. J., Frei, O., Gallinger, S., Giegling, I., Giuranna, J., Gonidakis, F., Gorwood, P., Gratacòs, M., Guillaume, S., Guo, Y., Hakonarson, H., Hauser, J., Havdahl, A., Hebebrand, J., Helder, S. G., Herms, S., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B., Herzog, W., Hinney, A., Hudson, J. I., Imgart, H., Jamain, S., Janout, V., Jiménez-Murcia, S., Jones, I. R., Julià, A., Kalsi, G., Kaminská, D., Kaprio, J., Karhunen, L., Kas, M. JH., Keel, P. K., Kennedy, J. L., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Kiezebrink, K., Klareskog, L., Klump, K. L., Knudsen, G. P. S., La Via, M. C., Le Hellard, S., Leboyer, M., Li, D., Lilenfeld, L., Lin, B., Lissowska, J., Luykx, J., Magistretti, P., Maj, M., Marsal, S., Marshall, C. R., Mattingsdal, M., Meulenbelt, I., Micali, N., Mitchell, K. S., Monteleone, A. M., Monteleone, P., Myers, R., Navratilova, M., Ntalla, I., O'Toole, J. K., Ophoff, R. A., Padyukov, L., Pantel, J., Papežová, H., Pinto, D., Raevuori, A., Ramoz, N., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Ricca, V., Ripatti, S., Ripke, S., Ritschel, F., Roberts, M., Rotondo, A., Rujescu, D., Rybakowski, F., Scherag, A., Scherer, S. W., Schmidt, U., Scott, L. J., Seitz, J., Silén, Y., Šlachtová, L., Slagboom, P. E., Slof-Op 't Landt, M. CT., Slopien, A., Sorbi, S., Świątkowska, B., Tortorella, A., Tozzi, F., Treasure, J., Tsitsika, A., Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor, M., Tziouvas, K., van Elburg, A. A., van Furth, E. F., Walton, E., Widen, E., Zerwas, S., Zipfel, S., Bergen, A. W., Boden, J. M., Brandt, H., Crawford, S., Halmi, K. A., Horwood, L. J., Johnson, C., Kaplan, A. S., Kaye, W. H., Mitchell, J. E., Olsen, C. M., Pearson, J. F., Pedersen, N. L., Strober, M., Werge, T., Whiteman, D. C., Woodside, D. B., Gordon, S., Maguire, S., Larsen, J. T., Parker, R., Petersen, L. V., Jordan, J., Kennedy, M., Wade, T. D., Birgegård, A., Lichtenstein, P., Landén, M., Martin, N. G., Mortensen, P. B., Breen, G. & Bulik, C. M., 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Biological Psychiatry Global Open Science.

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  • Epidemiology of binge eating disorder: prevalence, course, comorbidity, and risk factors

    Keski-Rahkonen, A., Nov 2021, In: Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 34, 6, p. 525-531 7 p.

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