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Parental relations, mental health, and delinquency in adolescents.
This paper presents a shortened, 20-item version of The Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI), used in a sample of 573 Norwegian adolescents aged 15-19. The instrument measures mothers' and fathers'Expand
Use of anabolic-androgenic steroids in adolescence: winning, looking good or being bad?
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use among Norwegian adolescents and to contrast three perspectives on AAS use: performance enhancement in sportsExpand
Children and adolescents who sell sex: a community study.
Adolescents who reported to have given sexual favors for payment were investigated. The sample consisted of all adolescents in the public and private school systems in Oslo, the capital in NorwayExpand
Alcohol consumption debut: predictors and consequences.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of the timing of alcohol consumption debut and to analyze possible associations between the timing of debut and later alcoholExpand
Mental health, sensation seeking and drug use patterns: a longitudinal study.
  • W. Pedersen
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • British journal of addiction
  • 1 February 1991
To examine the longitudinal stability of mental health and sensation seeking, a sample of 553 adolescents aged 16-18 years, was followed over a period of 20 months. Further, the predictive power ofExpand
Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state
Introduction Trajectories to The River Street capital Marginalisation and resistance Drugs and masculinity Street dealing and drug markets Violence and street culture Between the street and theExpand
Ecstasy and new patterns of drug use: a normal population study.
AIMS (i) To describe illegal drug use patterns in an adolescent normal population sample with special emphasis on MDMA, ecstasy; (ii) to investigate where ecstasy is introduced in a hypothesized drugExpand
Cannabis and crime: findings from a longitudinal study.
AIM To examine the association between cannabis use during adolescence and young adulthood, and subsequent criminal charges. METHODS Data were obtained from the Young in Norway Longitudinal Study.Expand
Abortion and depression: A population-based longitudinal study of young women
  • W. Pedersen
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of public health
  • 1 June 2008
Aim: Induced abortion is an experience shared by a large number of women in Norway, but we know little about the likely social or mental health-related implications of undergoing induced abortion.Expand
Childbirth, abortion and subsequent substance use in young women: a population-based longitudinal study.
AIMS To investigate the possible linkages between deliveries, abortions and subsequent nicotine dependence, alcohol problems and use of cannabis and other illegal drugs from the ages of 15-27 years.Expand