Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren

  • Senior Researcher/Master in Psychology; PhD
  • +47 23 02 73 95

Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren, PhD, is a senior researcher at the Regional Eating Disorders Service (RASP) at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål HF. She has been a member of the RASP research team for ten years, with visiting research positions at Oxford University, Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Her core professional expertise includes the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and obesity, and she is currently leading a Health South-East funded, longitudinal projects on cognitive functioning in patients undergoing bariatric surgery at Aker hospital. Dr. Lindvall Dahlgren has published over twenty peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and treatment manuals, and has an active role in the supervision of PhD candidates and psychology students. She is a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS), and regularly presents her work at both national and international conferences.

Students or prospective students who are interested in exploring research in the topics listed below (or others) are welcome to contact Dr. Lindvall Dahlgren.

Ongoing Research

The Oslo Bariatric Surgery Study (OBSS) Cognitive – A Prospective Study on Bariatric Surgery and Cognitive Function: The “OBSS Cognitive” is a collaboration between researchers, clinicians and surgeons at Oslo University Hospital (Ullevål and Aker) and Oslo University. The study aims to investigate the role of cognitive functioning and mental health issues in post-operative weight loss in patients undergoing bariatric surgery in Norway. The study is funded through a PhD research grant from Health South-East. The PhD candidate is Gro Syversen, also a member of the RASP research team.

The Eating Disorder Assessment for DSM-5 (EDA-5): Validating a Novel, Technology Assisted Diagnostic Tool for Eating Disorders: The EDA-5 interview, available through, is an electronic application designed to facilitate the assessment of clinical eating problems. The interview was developed at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, and has shown to generate valid and reliable DSM-5 based eating disorder diagnoses. This study is a collaboration between RASP, Modum Bad and Columbia University, and aims to translate and validate the EDA-5 for Norwegian users.

General and Eating Disorder Specific Flexibility: Developing and Validating the Eating Disorder Flexibility Index (EDFLIX) Questionnaire: The aim of this study is to investigate the psychometric properties of a newly developed questionnaire called the Eating Disorder Flexibility Index (EDFLIX) Questionnaire, designed to assess general and eating disorder specific flexibility.

Transdiagnostic Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for Eating Disorders: This study is a randomized controlled trial comparing cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) plus treatment as usual (TAU) to TAU alone. The study is led by Dr. Siri Weider at NTNU, and is the first in its kind to adopt a transdiagnostic approach where patients will be recruited to participate based on baseline cognitive difficulties, rather than specific eating disorder diagnoses.

Eating Disorders in Social Media – Investing the Role of Facebook Social Media Support: This is a study exploring perceived social support in the largest online (Facebook) eating disorder forum in Norway. Data will be collected in 2019 and 2020.

Eating Disorders and Reproductive Hormones: This is a planned project investigating the role of reproductive hormones in binge eating and obesity.


Publications 2021

Walø-Syversen G, Kvalem IL, Kristinsson J, Eribe IL, Rø Ø, Brunborg C, Dahlgren CL (2021)
Visual, Verbal and Everyday Memory 2 Years After Bariatric Surgery: Poorer Memory Performance at 1-Year Follow-Up
Front Psychol, 11, 607834
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.607834, PubMed 33488469

Publications 2020

Dahlgren CL, Walsh BT, Vrabel K, Siegwarth C, Rø Ø (2020)
Eating disorder diagnostics in the digital era: validation of the Norwegian version of the Eating Disorder Assessment for DSM-5 (EDA-5)
J Eat Disord, 8, 30
DOI 10.1186/s40337-020-00310-7, PubMed 32670578

Walø-Syversen G, Kvalem IL, Kristinsson J, Eribe IL, Rø Ø, Brunborg C, Lindvall Dahlgren C (2020)
Preoperative inhibitory control predicts weight loss 1 year after bariatric surgery
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 29 (1), 123-132
DOI 10.1002/erv.2801, PubMed 33125194

Publications 2019

Dahlgren CL, Hage TW, Wonderlich JA, Stedal K (2019)
General and Eating Disorder Specific Flexibility: Development and Validation of the Eating Disorder Flexibility Index (EDFLIX) Questionnaire
Front Psychol, 10, 663
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00663, PubMed 31024374

Reas DL, Wisting L, Stedal K, Dahlgren CL (2019)
Unhealthy eating and weight dissatisfaction in adolescents who never, occasionally, or regularly use smokeless tobacco (Swedish snus)
Int J Eat Disord, 52 (7), 846-854
DOI 10.1002/eat.23085, PubMed 31032987

Walø-Syversen G, Kvalem IL, Kristinsson J, Eribe IL, Rø Ø, Dahlgren CL (2019)
Executive Function, Eating Behavior, and Preoperative Weight Loss in Bariatric Surgery Candidates: An Observational Study
Obes Facts, 12 (5), 489-501
DOI 10.1159/000502118, PubMed 31505516

Publications 2018

Dahlgren CL, Qvigstad E (2018)
Eating disorders in premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a neuroendocrinological pathway to the pathogenesis and treatment of binge eating
J Eat Disord, 6, 35
DOI 10.1186/s40337-018-0222-2, PubMed 30386599

Dahlgren CL, Stedal K, Wisting L (2018)
A systematic review of eating disorder prevalence in the Nordic countries: 1994-2016
Nord. Psychol., 70 (3), 209-227

Reas DL, Lindvall Dahlgren C, Wonderlich J, Syversen G, Lundin Kvalem I (2018)
Confirmatory factor analysis and psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the Repetitive Eating Questionnaire: Further evidence for two distinct subtypes of grazing behaviour
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 27 (2), 205-211
DOI 10.1002/erv.2631, PubMed 30073739

Publications 2017

Dahlgren CL, Stedal K (2017)
Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa-Treatment Satisfaction and the Perception of Change
Behav Sci (Basel), 7 (2)
DOI 10.3390/bs7020023, PubMed 28420211

Dahlgren CL, Stedal K, Rø Ø (2017)
Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and Clinical Impairment Assessment (CIA): clinical norms and functional impairment in male and female adults with eating disorders
Nord J Psychiatry, 71 (4), 256-261
DOI 10.1080/08039488.2016.1271452, PubMed 28084126

Lindvall Dahlgren C, Wisting L, Rø Ø (2017)
Feeding and eating disorders in the DSM-5 era: a systematic review of prevalence rates in non-clinical male and female samples
J Eat Disord, 5, 56
DOI 10.1186/s40337-017-0186-7, PubMed 29299311

Publications 2016

Lindvall Dahlgren C, Wisting L (2016)
Transitioning from DSM-IV to DSM-5: A systematic review of eating disorder prevalence assessment
Int J Eat Disord, 49 (11), 975-997
DOI 10.1002/eat.22596, PubMed 27528542

Micali N, Dahlgren CL (2016)
All that glisters is not an endophenotype: rethinking endophenotypes in anorexia nervosa
Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 25 (11), 1149-1150
DOI 10.1007/s00787-016-0910-x, PubMed 27770295

Reas DL, Stedal K, Lindvall Dahlgren C, Rø Ø (2016)
Impairment due to eating disorder pathology: Identifying the cut-off score on the Clinical Impairment Assessment in a clinical and community sample
Int J Eat Disord, 49 (6), 635-8
DOI 10.1002/eat.22517, PubMed 26968998

Publications 2015

Dahlgren CL, van Noort B, Lask B (2015)
The Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) Resource Pack for Children and Adolescents with Feeding and Eating Disorders - Second Edition
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo
PublikaID 254

Stedal K, Dahlgren CL (2015)
Neuropsychological assessment in adolescents with anorexia nervosa - exploring the relationship between self-report and performance-based testing
J Eat Disord, 3, 27
DOI 10.1186/s40337-015-0062-2, PubMed 26269743

Publications 2014

Dahlgren CL (2014)
Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Young Female Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa – Assessing the Feasibility of a Novel Eating Disorder Intervention
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo,
DOI 10.1002/erv.2265, PublikaID 255

Lindvall Dahlgren C, Rø O (2014)
A systematic review of cognitive remediation therapy for anorexia nervosa - development, current state and implications for future research and clinical practice
J Eat Disord, 2 (1), 26
DOI 10.1186/s40337-014-0026-y, PubMed 25254110

Publications 2013

Dahlgren CL, Lask B, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2013)
Patient and parental self-reports of executive functioning in a sample of young female adolescents with anorexia nervosa before and after cognitive remediation therapy
Eur Eat Disord Rev, 22 (1), 45-52
DOI 10.1002/erv.2265, PubMed 24129969

Dahlgren CL, Lask B, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2013)
Neuropsychological functioning in adolescents with anorexia nervosa before and after cognitive remediation therapy: a feasibility trial
Int J Eat Disord, 46 (6), 576-81
DOI 10.1002/eat.22155, PubMed 23828636

Dahlgren CL, Lask B, Landrø NI, Rø Ø (2013)
Developing and evaluating cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: a feasibility study
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry, 19 (3), 476-87
DOI 10.1177/1359104513489980, PubMed 23761592

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