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This study examined 2 samples of adolescents and mothers using a child-based design (Nonshared Environment in Adolescent Development [NEAD] project, N = 395 families) and a parent-based design (Twin Moms [TM] project, N = 236 twin family pairs) to compare genetic and environmental influences on mothering. For both samples, the same measures of positivity,(More)
This study focuses on young male and female adults (n=290) who were diagnosed with conduct disorder (CD) during adolescence at the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit in Lund, Sweden. Their adulthood is described using seven outcome variables: in custody, crime, illicit drug use, mental health, teenage parenthood, transference income and(More)
Twenty-eight children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were examined with SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography). Seven of the children had abnormal distribution of the regional cerebral blood-flow (rCBF) on visual evaluation and 10 had abnormal EEG findings. The only clinical finding that differentiated the group with normal(More)
The Sjöbring system of personality dimensions measuring intellectual capacity, activity, impulsivity and sociability was used to study possible "salutogenic" (i.e. causes of health) effects. The study comprised 590 subjects investigated in 1947, 1957, 1972 and 1988-1989 in the Lundby project, an epidemiological study in Sweden. Psychiatric diagnoses were(More)
A study of child behaviour and health in a newly urbanised part of Khartoum was carried out in 1979-1980 on 245 children aged 3-15 yr. The same area had been investigated in 1965. Results show improvement in somatic health in older children. Behavioural symptoms increased more in boys than in girls, and more in older than in younger children, probably in(More)
As most adults will marry at least once during their lifetime, studying marital quality and its predictors is of great importance. The current study addresses (a) the extent of agreement between husbands and wives on their marital quality, (b) genetic and environmental sources of individual differences on spouse reports of marital quality, and (c) the(More)
Interpersonal relationships are important factors in mental health. A genetically sensitive design was used to examine associations among marital quality, adequacy of social support, and 2 aspects of positive mental health in a sample of 652 Swedish twin women and their families. There were 3 main findings. First, the covariance between relationships and(More)
  • M Cederblad
  • 1988
Behaviour disorders in children of different ages have been studied in three different countries, Sweden, Sudan and Nigeria. In each country both urban and rural areas were included. The same methods and procedures were applied. The similarities of frequencies of behaviourally disturbed children were more striking than the differences. Rural children(More)
Sweden has now around 38,000 individuals who have been adopted from other countries. Most often they are transracially adopted and have a different appearance from their new parents--"visible" adoptions. This study was made to explore the mental health of a teenager/young adult group that arrived with their families in the southernmost county of Sweden(More)
One common assumption in psychology is the impact of parenting and parent-child relationships on the child's adjustment throughout the life span. Studies have indicated that there are genetic influences on memories of parenting, but how these influences are mediated has not typically been investigated. A sample of 150 pairs of monozygotic and 176 pairs of(More)