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 Magnus Landgren is a child neurologist at the child and adolescent centre in Mariestad and has been a chief physician in paediatric and adolescent medicine since 1992. Between 1998 and 2013 he was active as chief physician at child and adolescent habilitation services in Skaraborg, and has since worked as chief physician at child and habilitation services in Vänersborg/Uddevalla between 2013 and 2015. He was also chief of medicine at the unit for habilitation and health in the west Götaland region between 2010 and 2013.
As a student during the late 70's and early 80's, he always had an interest in scientific history and application of the scientific method. The course in pathology introduced him to mouse models for experimental tumor biology and also led to a few years of contact with students in the role of supervisor at autopsies. When he eventually began his specialist training in paediatrics, he also became involved clinically in a follow-up study on asthma, followed by some case descriptions in article form about Goldenhar syndrome and regarding the use of DNA amplification in cases of suspected CNS infections. After branching out in the late 80's into child psychiatry at the child neuropsychiatric centre (what is today the CNC) in Gothenburg, he changed course from child nefrology to neurology. He was involved clinically at CNC during the first Swedish study on central stimulants. This woke his interest in neurodevelopmental disorders and eventually led to the dissertation "Deficits in Attention, Motor control and Perception - DAMP Epidemiologic, Etiologic and Learning Aspects" in 1999 with Christopher Gillberg as supervisor. Through clinical experience he has developed a holistic view where paediatric medicine, psychiatry and habilitation are all integrated and where symptoms are understood from a neurodevelopmental perspective. His interest in the symptomatic diagnoses DAMP/DCD/ADHD has led him to study the causative diagnosis FAS (foetal alcohol syndrome). Working actively to create an open care organisation with local coordination of child services in local child and adolescent centres is something that has been a natural imperative to him.

Photo: Bildmagasinet, Mariestad



Fernell, E., Landgren, M., Johnson, M., Gillberg, I.C., & Gillberg, C. (2017). Sätt barnmedicin och barnpsykiatri vid »samma bord«. Läkartidningen, 114.

Landgren, M. (2017). How much is too much? The implications of recognising alcohol as a teratogen. Acta Paediatrica, 106, 353-355.

Landgren, M., Nasic, S., Johnson, M., Lövoll, T., Holmgren, D., & Fernell E. (2017). Blood pressure and anthropometry in children treated with stimulants: a longitudinal cohort study with an individual approach. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 13, 499-506.

Lindblad, I., Nasic, S., Landgren, M., Svensson, L., Gillberg, C., & Fernell, E. (2017). Adaptive skills are useful for evaluating the effect of pharmacological treatment in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Acta Paediatrica, 106, 96-100.


Landgren, M. (2016). Medfödda alkoholskador bör kartläggas i skolan. Läkartidningen, 113.


Landgren, M., Fernell, E., Kopp, S., Johnson, M., Eriksson, M., Lindström, K., ...  Lövoll, T. (2015). In med uppdaterad medicinsk kunskap när ADHD handläggs. Läkartidningen, 112.


Landgren, M., & Sarman, I. (2014). Dags att ta fetala alkoholskador på allvar. Läkartidningen, 111.


Fernell, E., Landgren, M., Lindström, K., Johnson, M., & Gillberg, C. (2013). Replik: Vi har svårt att få gehör. Läkartidningen, 110.

Fernell, E., Landgren, M., Lindström, K., Johnson, M., & Gillberg, C. (2013). Barn och unga med utvecklingsneurologiska problem:
Stöd och insatser måste kunna ges även om inte alla diagnoskriterier är uppfyllda. Läkartidningen, 110.

Johansson, J., Landgren, M., Fernell, E., Lewander, T., & Venizelos, N. (2013). Decreased binding capacity (B max) of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in fibroblasts from boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 5, 267-271.

Lindblad, I., Svensson, L., Landgren, M., Nasic, S., Tideman, E., Gillberg, C., & Fernell E. (2013). Mild intellectual disability and ADHD; a comparative study of school age children's adaptive abilities. Acta Paediatrica, 102, 1027-1031.


Fernell, E., Landgren, M., & Gillberg, C. (2012). Organisatoriskt nytänkande för barn med kognitiva funktionsnedsättningar. Läkartidningen, 109.

Johnson, M., Ostlund, S., Fransson, G., Landgren, M., Nasic, S., Kadesjö, B., … Fernell, E. (2012). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with oppositional defiant disorder in Swedish children - an open study of collaborative problem solving. Acta Paediatrica, 101, 624-630.

Johnson, M., Månsson, J.E., Ostlund, S., Fransson, G., Areskoug, B., Hjalmarsson, K., … Gillberg, C. (2012). Fatty acids in ADHD: plasma profiles in a placebo-controlled study of Omega 3/6 fatty acids in children and adolescents. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 4, 199-204.

Poretti, A., Vitiello, G., Hennekam, R.C., Arrigoni, F., Bertini, E., Borgatti, R., … Boltshauser, E. (2012). Delineation and diagnostic criteria of Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome type VI. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 7, 4.


Johansson, J., Landgren, M., Fernell, E., Vumma, R., Åhlin, A., Bjerkenstedt, L., & Venizelos, N. (2011). Altered tryptophan and alanine transport in fibroblasts from boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): an in vitro study. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 7, 40.


Andersson Grönlund, M., Landgren, M., Strömland, K., Aring, E., Svensson, L., Tuvemo, T., & Hellström, A. (2010). Relationships between ophthalmological and neuropaediatric findings in children adopted from Eastern Europe. Acta Ophthalmologica, 88, 227-234.

Fernell, E., & Landgren , M. (2010). Chronic fatigue could be a marker of ADHD in children and adolescents. Acta Paediatrica, 99, 5.

Gustafsson, P.A., Birberg-Thornberg, U., Duchén, K., Landgren, M., Malmberg, K., Pelling, H., … Karlsson, T. (2010). EPA supplementation improves teacher-rated behaviour and oppositional symptoms in children with ADHD. Acta Paediatrica, 99, 1540-1549.

Landgren, M., Svensson, L., Strömland, K., & Andersson Grönlund, M. (2010). Prenatal alcohol exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children adopted from eastern Europe. Pediatrics, 125, e1178-1185.


Grönlund, M.A., Aring, E., Strömland, K., Landgren, M., Svensson, L.A., & Hellström, A. (2009). Ögon- och synförändring vanligt hos adopterade från Östeuropa. Läkartidningen, 106.


Fernell, E., Landgren, M. (2008). Kognitiv medicin har hög relevans också för pediatriken. Läkartidningen, 105.

Martin, L., Aring, E., Landgren, M., Hellström, A., Andersson Grönlund, M. (2008). Visual fields in children with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder before and after treatment with stimulants. Acta Ophthalmologica, 86, 259-264.


Grönlund, M.A., Aring, E., Landgren, M., & Hellström, A. (2007). Visual function and ocular features in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with and without treatment with stimulants. Eye, 21, 494-502.


Landgren, M., Andersson Grönlund, M., Elfstrand, P.O., Simonsson, J.E., Svensson, L., & Strömland, K. (2006). Health before and after adoption from Eastern Europe. Acta Paediatrica, 95, 720-725.


Grönlund, M. A., Aring, E., Hellström, A., Landgren, M., & Strömland, K. (2004). Visual and ocular findings in children adopted from eastern Europe. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 88, 1362-1367.


Landgren, M., Kjellman, B., & Gillberg, C. (2003). "A school for all kinds of minds." The impact of neuropsychiatric disorders, gender and ethnicity on school-related tasks administered to 9-10-year-old children. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 12, 162-171.


Gillberg, C., Gillberg, I.C., Rasmussen, P., Hellgren, L., Kadesjö, B., &  Landgren, M. (2001). Zetterström målar in sig i ett hörn. Läkartidningen, 98, 1955-1956.

Pereira, H.S., Landgren, M., Gillberg, C., & Forssberg, H. (2001). Parametric control of fingertip forces during precision grip lifts in children with DCD (developmental coordination disorder) and DAMP (deficits in attention motor control and perception). Neuropsychologia, 39, 478-488.


Landgren, M., Kjellman, B., & Gillberg, C (2000). Deficits in attention, motor control and perception (DAMP): a simplified school entry examination. Acta Paediatrica, 89, 302-309.


Landgren, M., Kjellman, B., & Gillberg, C. (1998). Attention deficit disorder with developmental coordination disorders. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 79, 207-212.


Landgren, M., Pettersson, R., Kjellman, B., & Gillberg, C. (1996). ADHD, DAMP and other neurodevelopmental/psychiatric disorders in 6-year-old children: epidemiology and co-morbidity. Developmental medicine and child neurology, 38, 891-906.


Landgren, M., Kyllerman, M., Bergström, T., Dotevall, L., Ljungström, L. &, Ricksten, A. (1994). Diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus-induced central nervous system infections by DNA amplification from cerebrospinal fluid. Annals of Neurology, 35, 631-635.


Landgren, M., Gillberg, C., & Strömland, K. (1992). Goldenhar syndrome and autistic behaviour. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 34, 999-1005.



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