Teresa Grimbos

Teresa Grimbos
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health · Law and Mental Health Division (LAMH)

Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology

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Introduction
Teresa Grimbos currently works at the Youth Justice Assessment Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Foreign-born migrants are at elevated risk for developing serious forms of mental illness, and are over-represented in criminal justice and forensic mental health settings. This study compares the clinical characteristics of forced (n = 60) and voluntary (n = 226) migrant patients in a Canadian forensic service to native-born patients (n = 234), an...
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Purpose To quantify the demand for forensic psychiatric services in Ontario over the past 25 years and investigate whether the sociodemographic, clinical and offense-based characteristics of forensic patients have changed over time. Methods We investigated all forensic admissions from 1987 to 2012 resulting in a disposition of Not Criminally Respo...
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Data were examined from clinical files of 306 adult male employees referred by their employer for a mental health and risk assessment after a recent workplace altercation (the index incident) involving either an observed aggressive (e.g., verbal outburst or property damage) or violent (e.g., assault or attempted assault) act directed at a fellow em...
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Objective: We examine the association between rates of homicide resulting in a mental health disposition (termed mentally abnormal homicide [MAH]) and homicides without such a disposition, as well as to province-wide psychiatric hospitalisation and incarceration rates. Method: In this population-based study, we investigate all adult homicide perpe...
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Given documented gender differences in risk factors and manifestations of violence, researchers have advocated for gender-sensitive approaches to violence risk assessment. This study compares male (n = 292) and female (n = 68) forensic psychiatric patients on an array of demographic, clinical, behavioral, and legal variables to gain a clearer under...
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Objective: Higher rates of conflict are observed between adolescents with ADHD and their parents due to cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral difficulties. Conflict should be even more pronounced when parents have ADHD themselves; however, some research suggests that parents with ADHD may have increased tolerance toward children who share si...
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This study examined parenting stress among parents of adolescents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The sample comprised 138 adolescents (84 ADHD, 52 boys, 32 girls; 54 non-ADHD, 24 boys, 30 girls) age 13 to 18 and their parents. Mothers (n = 135) and fathers (n = 98) of participating teens completed the Stress Index for Parents...
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Objective To identify subgroups of forensic psychiatric patients based on the age onset of serious mental illness and offending and assess the external validity of the subgroups with theoretically based sociodemographic, clinical, legal and risk-related variables. Method The age onset of serious mental illness and criminal contact was ascertained...
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There is strong evidence that major mental disorders (MMDs), particularly psychoses, are a risk factor for future violence. Yet important questions remain about how the mere presence of symptoms of MMD increases the likelihood of violent behaviour. Specifically, although we know much about how MMDs are risk factors for violence, we know very little...
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This study investigated the contribution of naming speed and phonemic awareness to teacher inattention ratings and word-level reading proficiency in 79 first grade children (43 boys, 36 girls). Participants completed the cognitive and reading measures midway through the school year. Teacher ratings of inattention were obtained for each child at the...
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Prior studies consistently report that men's genital responses correspond to their sexual activity interests (consenting vs. coercive sex) whereas women's responses do not. For women, however, these results may be confounded by the sexual activities studied and lack of suitable controls. We examined the subjective and genital arousal responses of m...
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Little is known about which processes explain the well-established link between maternal and child symptomatology. Interpersonal coping processes may be worth exploring, as depressed mothers have characteristic coping styles that may influence interactions with their children. We examined two interpersonal coping processes as potential factors expl...
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The ratio of the lengths of the second and fourth fingers (2D:4D) may serve as a marker for prenatal androgen signaling. Because people are typically unaware of their 2D:4D, its use allows possible effects of early sex hormone regimes and socialization to be disentangled. We conducted a meta-analysis on relationships between 2D:4D and sexual orient...
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The assessment of sexual arousal in men and women informs theoretical studies of human sexuality and provides a method to assess and evaluate the treatment of sexual dysfunctions and paraphilias. Understanding measures of arousal is, therefore, paramount to further theoretical and practical advances in the study of human sexuality. In this meta-ana...
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The efficacy of Multisystemic therapy (MST) in treating adolescent aggression has been established, however, not all youth and their families benefit from MST. One reason for this treatment variability could be the failure to distinguish between different aggressive subtypes with different risk factors, developmental prognoses and treatment needs....

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I do not feel comfortable reporting results when less than 3 studies are included in a particular subgroup, yet I cannot seem to find any literature indicating limits in this respect.

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This is a chapter written by me and my colleagues at the CAMH, Dr.'s Tracey Skilling and Julia Vinik. The chapter is part of a book entitled: "The Safer Society: Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents Who Have Sexually Offended." In it, we overview the development and treatment of sexual offending in youth, with an emphasis on trauma.