Bilde av Olav Nyttingnes
Olav Nyttingnes, Ph.d


Controversies in psychiatry – Coersive measures and medication


Pasientopplevd av tvang, geografisk variasjon i bruk av tvang, registerdata


Hofstad, T., Nyttingnes, O., Markussen, S., Johnsen, E., Killackey, E., McDaid, D., . . . Mykletun, A. (2023). Long term outcomes and causal modelling of compulsory inpatient and outpatient mental health care using Norwegian registry data: Protocol for a controversies in psychiatry research project. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res, e1980. doi:10.1002/mpr.1980

Nyttingnes, O., Benth, J. Š., Hofstad, T., & Rugkåsa, J. (2023). The relationship between area levels of involuntary psychiatric care and patient outcomes: a longitudinal national register study from Norway. BMC psychiatry, 23(1), 112. doi:10.1186/s12888-023-04584-4.

Høyer, G., Nyttingnes, O., Rugkåsa, J., Sharashova, E., Breines Simonsen, T., Høye, A., Riley, H. (2022) Impact of introducing capacity-based mental health legislation on the use of community treatment orders in Norway: case registry study. BJPsychOpen. doi:10.1192/bjo.2021.1073

Hofstad T., Rugkåsa J., Ose S.O., Nyttingnes O., Kjus, S.H.H., Husum T.L. (2021) Service Characteristics and Geographical Variation in Compulsory Hospitalisation: An exploratory random effects within-between analysis of Norwegian municipalities 2015-2018. Frontiers in Psychiatry. Doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.737698

Nyttingnes O., Rugkåsa J. (2021) Nyttingnes O., Rugkåsa J. (2021) The Introduction of Medication-Free Mental Health Services in Norway: An Analysis of the Framing and Impact of Arguments From Different Standpoints. Frontiers in Psychiatry. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.685024

Hofstad T., Rugkåsa J., Ose S.O., Nyttingnes O., Husum T.L. (2021). Measuring the level of compulsory hospitalisation in mental health care: The performance of different measures across areas and over time. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. May 25:e1881. doi:10.1002/mpr.1881.

Nyttingnes, O., Šaltytė Benth, J., & Ruud, T. (2021). Patient-controlled admission contracts: a longitudinal study of patient evaluations. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 1-13. doi:10.1186/s12913-020-06033-4

Nyttingnes, O., & Ruud, T. (2020). When patients decide the admission – a four year pre-post study of changes in admissions and inpatient days following patient controlled admission contracts. BMC Health Services Research, 20(229), 1-10. doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05101-z

Riley, H., Sharashova, E., Rugkåsa, J., Nyttingnes, O., Christensen, T. B., Austegard, A.-T. A., . . . Høyer, G. (2019). Out-patient commitment order use in Norway: incidence and prevalence rates, duration and use of mental health services from the Norwegian Outpatient Commitment Study. BJPsych open, 5(5). doi: 10.1192/bjo.2019.60

Rugkåsa, J., Nyttingnes, O., Simonsen, T. B., Benth, J. Š., Lau, B., Riley, H., Løvsletten, M., Christensen, T.B., Austegard, A.T., Høyer, G. (2019). The use of outpatient commitment in Norway: Who are the patients and what does it involve? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 62, 7-15.

Nyttingnes, O., Ruud, T., Norvoll, R., Rugkåsa, J., & Hanssen-Bauer, K. (2018). A cross-sectional study of experienced coercion in adolescent mental health inpatients. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 389. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3208-5

Nyttingnes, O., Holmén, A., Rugkåsa, J., & Ruud, T. (2017). The Development, Validation, and Feasibility of the Experienced Coercion Scale (ECS). Psychological Assessment, 29(10), 1210-1220. doi:10.1037/pas0000404

Nyttingnes, O., Ruud, T., & Rugkåsa, J. (2016). ‘It’s unbelievably humiliating’ – Patients’ expressions of negative effects of coercion in mental health care. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 49, 147-153. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.08.009


Olav Nyttingnes
Haukeland Universitetssykehus