Position Researcher Background/Education PhD in medical science 2010 Research profile/Current work I investigate factors that influence how an individual perceive their own health from a psychoneuroimmunological perspective. My focus is on inflammatory factors that are released from the immune system that give rise to a set of symptoms called sickness behaviour, including fatigue, increased pain sensitivity and malaise.
DissertationSelf-rated health - biobehavioral determinants with focus on inflammatory factors, 2010 Selected publicationsZucchelli M, Camilleri M, Nixon Andreasson A, Bresso F, Dlugosz A, Halfvarson J, Törkvist L, Schmidt PT, Karling P, Ohlsson B, Duerr RH, Simren M, Lindberg G, Agreus L, Carlson P, Zinsmeister AR, D'Amato M. Association of TNFSF15 polymorphism with irritable bowel syndrome. Gut. 2011 Jun 2.Carlsson AC, Andreasson AN, Wändell P. Poor Self-rated health is not associated with a high total allostatic load in type 2 diabetic patients - but high blood pressure is. Diabetes & Metabolism. 2011 May 17.Nixon Andreasson A, Jernelöv S, Szulkin R, Undén, AL, Brismar K, Lekander M. Associations Between Leptin and Self-rated health in Men and Women. Gend Med. 2010;7(3):261-9.Unden AL, Andreasson A, Elofsson S, Brismar K, Mathsson L, Ronnelid J, Lekander M. Inflammatory cytokines, behaviour and age as determinants of self-rated health in women. Clin Sci (Lond). 2007;112(6):363-73.Andreasson A, Arborelius L, Erlanson-Albertsson C, Lekander M. Invited minireview: A putative role for cytokines in the impaired appetite in depression. Brain Behav Immun, 2007; 21(2): 147-52.