Jaana Haapasalo

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OBJECTIVE The main objective was to examine whether young property and violent offenders would differ from each other in the prevalence of childhood abuse and neglect experiences, prevalence of various early family problems, and prevalence of disruptive behavior disorders, depression, and substance use. METHOD Childhood abuse and neglect assessments and(More)
Boys from low socioeconomic environments were rated on physical aggression at ages 6, 10, 11, and 12 by teachers and classified according to stability of fighting over time: stable high fighters, high fighters with late onset, desisting high fighters, variable high fighters, and nonfighters. The fighter groups differed from each other both in family(More)
The objectives of the present study were to examine the life circumstances, childhood abuse, and types of homicidal acts of 48 mothers who killed/attempted to kill their child(ren) under age 12 between 1970-96 in Finland. Data on the mothers'life stresses, psychological problems, and childhood abuse were collected from mental state examination (MSE)(More)
Few prior studies have compared the childhood abuse experiences of different types of offenders. In this pilot study, the childhood abuse experiences of sex offenders (n = 16) and violent offenders (n = 16) were examined with retrospective structured interviews. The sex offenders reported significantly more psychological abuse, especially verbal abuse, and(More)
This study used a semi-structured interview format to assess the role of emotional abuse as a precipitating factor for depression in a sample of 40 women attending a women’s therapy center. Results revealed that emotional abuse occurring in the year preceding the interview was associated with an increased likelihood of current major depression and with(More)
Pseudologia phantastica refers to chronic pathological lying without a clear motive. It is a symptom in the factitious disorder in adults, Munchausen syndrome and an illness made up for or inflicted on a child. Child abuse is often involved. Patients making up or causing symptoms for themselves of their child may have been exposed to similar behavior as a(More)
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