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Ruchkin, V., Koposov, R., Oreland, L., af Klinteberg, B. & Grigorenko, E. L. (2021). Dopamine-related receptors, substance dependence, behavioral problems and personality among juvenile delinquents. Personality and Individual Differences, 169, Article ID 109849.
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2021 (English)In: Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, E-ISSN 1873-3549, Vol. 169, article id 109849Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective was two-fold: to examine possible associations between dopamine-related genetic polymorphisms and (1) substance dependence; and (2) self-reported psychiatric disturbances, behavioral problems, and personality. Genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP: s) in COMT, DAT and DRD4 was conducted in 174 Russian male juvenile inmates (14–18 years of age) subdivided into having a diagnosis of substance dependence or not, as assessed by using K-SADS-PL. The inmates completed several self-reports assessing psychiatric symptoms (CPTS-RI, BDI), behavioral problems (YSR), and personality traits (TCI). Results revealed that juveniles meeting the criteria for substance dependence differed significantly from their counterparts in four polymorphisms, namely COMT rs737865, DAT rs6347, DRD4 C_1611535 and DRD4 exon III; and exact binary regression analysis indicated a highly significant association between the DRD4 C_1611535 GG genotype and substance dependence. One-way ANOVA tests further showed this gene polymorphism variant to be significantly associated with higher levels of posttraumatic stress, thought problems, aggressive behavior, and personality traits indicating antisocial personality disturbances, as compared with the other gene polymorphism variants. In conclusion, the results underscore the role of the DRD4 polymorphism C_1611535 GG genotype for substance dependence, and suggest its associations with different self-reported phenotype characteristics.

Keywords
dopamine, substance dependence, behavioral problems, personality, juvenile delinquents
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology
Research subject
Public Health Sciences; Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-187936 (URN)10.1016/j.paid.2020.109849 (DOI)000600676300013 ()
Available from: 2020-12-17 Created: 2020-12-17 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Beijer, U., Scheffel Birath, C., DeMartinis, V. & af Klinteberg, B. (2018). Facets of Male Violence Against Women With Substance Abuse Problems: Women With a Residence and Homeless Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(9), 1391-1411
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Facets of Male Violence Against Women With Substance Abuse Problems: Women With a Residence and Homeless Women
2018 (English)In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605, E-ISSN 1552-6518, Vol. 33, no 9, p. 1391-1411Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aims of this study were to investigate the type and extent to which women with substance abuse problems have been exposed to male violence during their lifetime, and to examine possible differences between women with a residence (WR) and homeless women (HW). The total sample included 79 women (WR, n = 35; HW, n = 44; M age = 47.8 years). Of the total sample, 72 women (91%) had experienced different kinds of male violence, 88% from former partners, and 26% from male friends or acquaintances. Of the 72 women, 71% further reported “Countless occasions of violent events,” and 36% had been forced to commit criminal acts. Abused women who had been forced to commit criminal acts were significantly more frequently found to be homeless, have reported parental alcohol and/or drug problems, have witnessed domestic violence in childhood, have been victims of sexual violence, have used illicit drugs as a dominant preparation, and have injected illicit drugs. Almost half of the abused women (46%) met criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where HW showed an almost 4-time higher risk (RR 3.78) than WR. In conclusion there is a particular vulnerability in women with substance abuse to male violence, which has an important impact on their health status. Thus, from a public health perspective, it is suggested that for those women who have experienced male violence, treatment protocols need to include both assessing and addressing the impact of such experience in relation to substance abuse as well as concomitant health concerns.

Keywords
substance abuse problems, male violence, homelessness, women with a residence, PTSD, criminal activity, public mental health
National Category
Psychology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155068 (URN)10.1177/0886260515618211 (DOI)000429878100001 ()
Note

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The research was supported by grants from the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Dnr: 03663/2009, to B.a.K.); the Kempe–Carlgrenska Foundation (Dnr 2013, to B.a.K.); the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (Dnr: VERK 2013/502, to B.a.K.); Uppsala University IMPACT research program grant, Wellbeing and Health area (to V.D.); and Uppsala University post-doctoral research grant (to C.S.B.).

Available from: 2018-04-10 Created: 2018-04-10 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Lloyd, C. S., af Klinteberg, B. & DeMarinis, V. (2017). An Assessment of Existential Worldview Function among Young Women at Risk for Depression and Anxiety: A Multi-Method Study. Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, 39(2), 165-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Assessment of Existential Worldview Function among Young Women at Risk for Depression and Anxiety: A Multi-Method Study
2017 (English)In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion/ Archiv für Religionspsychologie, ISSN 0084-6724, E-ISSN 1573-6121, Vol. 39, no 2, p. 165-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increasing rates of psychiatric problems like depression and anxiety among Swedish youth, predominantly among females, are considered a serious public mental health concern. Multiple studies confirm that psychological as well as existential vulnerability manifest in different ways for youths in Sweden. This multi-method study aimed at assessing existential worldview function by three factors: 1) existential worldview, 2) ontological security, and 3) self-concept, attempting to identify possible protective and risk factors for mental ill-health among female youths at risk for depression and anxiety. The sample comprised ten females on the waiting list at an outpatient psychotherapy clinic for teens and young adults. Results indicated that both functional and dysfunctional factors related to mental health were present, where the quality and availability of significant interpersonal relations seemed to have an important influence. Examples of both an impaired worldview function and a lack of an operating existential worldview were found. Psychotherapeutic implications are discussed.

Keywords
existential worldview function, self-concept, belonging, anxiety, depression, ontological security, meaning, young women
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-146651 (URN)10.1163/15736121-12341337 (DOI)000408056700004 ()
Note

This research was financially supported by a research grant from the Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden (Dnr ufupa 2008/1927).

Available from: 2017-09-04 Created: 2017-09-04 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
af Klinteberg, B., Johansson, S.-E., Levander, M., Alm, P. O. & Oreland, L. (2017). Smoking habits – Associations with personality/behavior, platelet monoamine oxidase activity and plasma thyroid hormone levels. Personality and Individual Differences, 118, 71-76
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smoking habits – Associations with personality/behavior, platelet monoamine oxidase activity and plasma thyroid hormone levels
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2017 (English)In: Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, E-ISSN 1873-3549, Vol. 118, p. 71-76Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective was to outline results from our scientific studies on the associations among childhood behavior, adult personality, and biochemical factors in smoking habits. The studies consisted of: (1) follow-up of young criminals and controls, subdivided into risk for antisocial behavior groups, based on childhood rating levels of a projective test; and adult smoking habit groups; and (2) a large group of young adults examined on the same inventories. Personality in terms of KSP and EPQ-I scale scores, controlled for intelligence, indicated that the high and very high risk groups displayed significantly higher self-rated impulsiveness, anxiety, and nonconformity, as compared to the low risk group. Further, the very high risk group subjects, found to be overrepresented among subjects with heavy smoking habits, displayed lower mean platelet MAO-B activity and higher thyroid hormone levels than the low risk group. Thus, the higher the childhood risk for antisocial behavior, the clearer the adult personality pattern making subjects more disposed for smoking appeared; and the higher smoking habits, the stronger the relationships with biochemical measures. Results are discussed in terms of possible underlying mechanisms influencing personality and smoking habits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
personality, behavior, platelet MAO-B activity, plasma thyroid hormones, cigarette smoking
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology Neurosciences
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-146642 (URN)10.1016/j.paid.2017.05.022 (DOI)000408784700013 ()
Note

This research was made possible by access to data from the longitudinal research program ‘Young Lawbreakers as Adults’, initiated by the Swedish Ministry of Justice in 1956. Responsible for the planning, implementation and financing of the collection of data were Professor S. Ahnsjö and Associate Professor K. Humble. The research was supported by grants from the Swedish Medical Research Council (4145), the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (Dnr 941143:2-3; 19/91; 39/90; 205/89; 205/89), the National Council for Crime Prevention (Dnr 1093309; 120/92), the National Institute of Public Health (Dnr 23-97-122), the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Dnr F0495/97-99), the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Dnr 09-01-51), the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Sweden (Dnr S2001/7781/FH), and the Mobilizing against Drugs Committee, Sweden (Dnr 20/2003:9). Special thanks are forwarded to Prof V. DeMarinis for editing work.

Available from: 2017-09-04 Created: 2017-09-04 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Lloyd, C., af Klinteberg, B. & DeMarinis, V. (2016). Emotion Regulation and Existential Meaning-Making in Young Women with Mental Ill-Health Concerns – A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 1(1), Article ID 555553.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emotion Regulation and Existential Meaning-Making in Young Women with Mental Ill-Health Concerns – A Qualitative Study
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, ISSN 2163-1948, E-ISSN 2163-1956, Vol. 1, no 1, article id 555553Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increasing rates of psychiatric problems, like anxiety, worry, and anguish among Swedish youth–especially among females, are considered a serious public mental health concern. To explore psychological and existential vulnerability and needs among female youths with mental ill-health concerns, a qualitative in-depth interview study was done with a sample comprised of ten females on the waiting-list at an outpatient psychotherapy clinic. In relation to everyday life, critical events, and ultimate concerns, two areas were explored: Emotion regulation and Existential meaning-making, and their interrelations were examined. Results indicated that these areas appear to be strongly related processes in this sample, possibly due to frequent experiences of relational losses and disruptions. Such experiences, if not repaired, might fuel existential issues like fear of death, loneliness, and alienation, increasing the vulnerability for mental ill-health. Psychotherapeutic implications were discussed.

Keywords
Emotion regulation, Existential meaning-making, Moments of meaning, Young women, Mental health
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136971 (URN)10.19080/PBSIJ.2016.01.555553 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Isaksson, J., Grigorenko, E. L., Oreland, L., af Klinteberg, B., Koposov, R. A. & Ruchkin, V. (2016). Exploring possible association between D beta H genotype (C1021T), early onset of conduct disorder and psychopathic traits in juvenile delinquents. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 266(8), 771-773
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring possible association between D beta H genotype (C1021T), early onset of conduct disorder and psychopathic traits in juvenile delinquents
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2016 (English)In: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, ISSN 0940-1334, E-ISSN 1433-8491, Vol. 266, no 8, p. 771-773Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Early onset of conduct disorder (CD) with callous-unemotional traits has been linked to low levels of dopamine β-hydroxylase (DβH), an enzyme involved in dopamine turnover. The C1021T polymorphism in the DβH gene is a major quantitative-trait locus, regulating the level of DβH. In this study of juvenile delinquents from Northern Russia (n = 180), the polymorphism at -1021 was associated neither with early-onset CD nor with psychopathic traits. Association was found between psychopathic traits and early-onset CD, ADHD and mania.

Keywords
D beta H, Conduct disorder, Psychopathy, Genetic
National Category
Neurosciences Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124105 (URN)10.1007/s00406-015-0664-3 (DOI)000387495200011 ()
Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-14 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Väfors Fritz, M., Eklund, J. M., Liljeberg, J. & af Klinteberg, B. (2016). Quality of Life in Different Male Offender Groups – Possible Underlying Effects of Intelligence and Psychopathic Tendencies. Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology, 4(2), Article ID 202.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quality of Life in Different Male Offender Groups – Possible Underlying Effects of Intelligence and Psychopathic Tendencies
2016 (English)In: Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology, ISSN 2348-9804, Vol. 4, no 2, article id 202Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The role of psychopathic tendencies and intelligence on Quality of life (QoL) ratings in different male offender groups was explored. Participants were 199 Swedish males with a history of criminality at age 11-14 and matched controls from the longitudinal project Young Lawbreakers as Adults. Based on registered crimes prior to 15 years and up to 34 years of age, four criminal groups were yielded: non-criminals (NC); adolescence-limited (AL); persistent (P); and adult-onset (AO). The QoL construct consists of the following dimensions: Self-perception, Psychological health, Family, Children, Education, Work, and Finances, all self-rated at age 38-41 when also psychopathic tendencies were clinically assessed using the Psychopathy Check List (PCL). The P group reported lower QoL in all dimensions compared to the NC and AL groups and lower QoL regarding Family and Education than the AO group. When controlling for psychopathic tendencies, the group differences in QoL regarding Self-perception and Children was no longer significant. Generally, individuals with higher IQ scores rated higher QoL than individuals with lower IQ scores. IQ however did not explain the divergence in QoL between offender groups. Psychopathic tendencies are suggested to overtake the importance of group belonging regarding the QoL dimensions of Self-perception and Children.

Keywords
criminality, family, intelligence, offender groups, psychopathy, quality of life, self-perception
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136970 (URN)10.15744/2348-9804.4.202 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2022-03-23Bibliographically approved
Beijer, U., Birath Scheffel, C., DeMarinis, V. & af Klinteberg, B. (2015). Male violence against women with substance abuse problems: some health aspects. In: : . Paper presented at 2015 Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, London, Ontario, Canada, July 27-31, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Male violence against women with substance abuse problems: some health aspects
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The objective was to investigate to which extent two groups of women with substance abuse problems were exposed to male violence; women with a residence (WR, n= 35) and homeless women (HW, n= 44). The sample thus included 79 women (mean age: 47.8 years), of which 91% had experienced different kinds of male violence: from former partners, male friends or acquaintances, and 71% reported “Countless occasions of violent events”.  Almost half of the women (46%) met criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and HW displayed the higher risk (RR 3.78) as compared to WR. Furthermore, one-third of the abused women (26 out of 72) had been forced to commit criminal acts. Compared to the abused women without this experience, they were more likely: to be homeless, to be illicit drug addicts, to have reported parental alcohol and/or drug problems, to have witnessed domestic violence in childhood, and to have been victims of sexual abuse. Finally, the two groups significantly differed concerning ever having received treatment for mental problems, in that more WR women had received such treatment (74 % as compared to 46 %). In conclusion, it is suggested that experiences of male violence are to be considered in all different forms of treatment facilities for women with substance abuse problems.

Keywords
substance abuse, male violence, women with a residence, homelessness, mental health, PTSD, criminal activity
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125259 (URN)
Conference
2015 Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, London, Ontario, Canada, July 27-31, 2015.
Available from: 2016-01-08 Created: 2016-01-08 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Lloyd, C. S., af Klinteberg, B. & DeMarinis, V. (2015). Psychological and existential vulnerability among clinical young women: a quantitative comparison of depression-related subgroups. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 18(4), 259-272
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychological and existential vulnerability among clinical young women: a quantitative comparison of depression-related subgroups
2015 (English)In: Mental Health, Religion & Culture, ISSN 1367-4676, E-ISSN 1469-9737, Vol. 18, no 4, p. 259-272Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective was to explore psychological and existential vulnerability among clinical young women in Sweden. Females (n = 53) with depression as the most common preliminary diagnosis were investigated through an online questionnaire. Included measures were Karolinska Scales of Personality, Self-concept, Strategies to Handle Negative Emotions, Sense of Coherence, and questions pertaining to existential meaning-making, including religious/spiritual belief. The sample was divided into High (n = 35) and Low/Inter (n = 18) groups according to scores on the anxiety- and depression-related personality scale Inhibition of aggression. Using independent samples t-test, the High group showed signs of significantly higher psychological and existential vulnerability than the Low/Inter group. Salutogenic factors being (1) coming from socially and societally engaged families and (2) being in a functional existential meaning-making process. The conclusion is that vulnerabilities in the psychological and existential domains are linked, especially in individuals high on depression-like aspects of personality. However, no significant differences for religion/spirituality were found. Treatment implications were addressed.

Keywords
Clinical young women, psychological vulnerability, existential meaning-making, depression, sense of coherence, self-concept, emotion regulation
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117208 (URN)10.1080/13674676.2015.1021313 (DOI)000356237600003 ()
Available from: 2015-05-13 Created: 2015-05-13 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Birath Scheffel, C., Beijer, U., DeMarinis, V. & af Klinteberg, B. (2014). Barn till våldsutsatta kvinnor med missbruksproblem. Östersund: Folkhälsomyndigheten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barn till våldsutsatta kvinnor med missbruksproblem
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med föreliggande rapport är att utifrån insamlade och bearbetade data från ursprungsprojektet 'Studie om mäns våld mot kvinnor med missbruksproblem' sammanställa resultat som speglar barns psykosociala familjesituation där modern har missbruksproblem och i många fall blivit utsatt för manligt våld av partner och/eller släkting, bekant, eller myndighetsperson. Sammanfattningsvis lyfter resultaten, avseende barnens egen ogynnsamma utveckling och den generationsöverskridande problematiken i föreliggande studie, frågan om betydelsen av tidiga interventioner riktade till barn i riskmiljöer. Detta förefaller vara av särskild vikt för att ge underbyggt stöd för aktivt handlande avseende Barns rätt i samhället enligt Barnkonventionen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund: Folkhälsomyndigheten, 2014. p. 25
Keywords
barn, våldsutsatta kvinnor, missbruksproblem, manligt våld
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-137810 (URN)
Note

Denna studie har finansierats med medel från Brottsoffermyndigheten (Dnr 03663/2009 till BaK); Stiftelsen Kempe-Carlgrenska Fonden (Dnr 2013 till BaK); och Folkhälsomyndigheten (Dnr 1131/2014-6.2 till BaK). Vi vill tacka alla de kvinnor som deltagit i studien och delat med sig av sina tankar och erfarenheter.

Available from: 2017-01-11 Created: 2017-01-11 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
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