Clara Hellner´s research group

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Mental disorder and antisocial development

 

Our group has several projects focusing on the complex treatment needs of forensic psychiatry patients.

The impact of substance abuse treatment on rehabilitation and risk assessment/risk management of mentally disordered offenders is the focus of the MSAC study (Mental disorder, Substance Abuse & Crime; PI:s Clara Hellner and Tom Palmstierna). The study is financially supported by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social research and the Swedish National Drug Policy Coordinator. Graduate student linked to this project are Natalie Durbeej. Another study lead by Malin Lotterberg, R.N. at Karsudden hospital, studies nursing intervention and their implication for risk management within forensic psychiatric care.

Another line of research in our group focuses on antisocial development which often starts during adolescence. Anna Lundh, specialist in child- and adolescent psychiatry, studies the clinical use of functional assessment and risk of psychosocial marginalization among children with neuropsychiatric disorders. Parent's health and care are vital for the development of children. Sonja Ruppert, who is a general psychiatrist, studies the mental health among mothers before and after childbirth.

Finally, the division collaborates with the faculty of law at Stockholm University on issues that concern the legal assessment of alleged child crime victims. How are such cases assessed within the social services and which legal assessment procedures are relevant? Anna Kaldal and Pernilla Leviner are both lawyers and registered graduate students at Stockholm University with CG as co-supervisor.

Other members of the research group are Eva Bjerke, administrator and coordinator; Beata Nervik, System analyst and assistant project coordinator; and Mats Wikström, assistant.

Research Projects

 

Selected Publications

Validation of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test and the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test in a Swedish sample of suspected offenders with signs of mental health problems: results from the Mental Disorder, Substance Abuse and Crime study.
Durbeej N, Berman A, Gumpert C, Palmstierna T, Kristiansson M, Alm C
J Subst Abuse Treat 2010 Dec;39(4):364-77

Validation of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test and the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test in a Swedish sample of suspected offenders with signs of mental health problems: results from the Mental Disorder, Substance Abuse and Crime study.
Durbeej N, Berman A, Gumpert C, Palmstierna T, Kristiansson M, Alm C
J Subst Abuse Treat 2010 Dec;39(4):364-77

Treatment patterns among offenders with mental health problems and substance use problems.
Alm C, Eriksson , Palmstierna T, Kristiansson M, Berman A, Gumpert C
J Behav Health Serv Res 2011 Oct;38(4):497-509

Group Members

Christina AnderssonGraduate Student
Anna Britta BjörkdahlAssociated
Lena BrorssonAssociated
Mariana DufortAssociated
Clara Hellner Research team leader, Adjunct professor
Kristoffer MagnussonGraduate Student
Anders An NilssonGraduate Student
Eva NorénAssociated
Philip O'KeeffeAssociated
Anna OhlisGraduate Student
Ingvar RosendahlAssociated
Olivia SimonssonAssociated
Charlotte SkoglundAssociated
Karolina SörmanPostdoc
Håkan WallGraduate Student

Psychiatry