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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2012, 22(2): 152-156 Back to browse issues page
The evaluation of personality disorders among drug abusers
Zeynab Parsania * 1, Mehri Firoozeh 2, Leila Takfallah 3, Saied Mohammadi-Semnani 4, Elahe Jahan 5, Atefeh Emami 6
1- Msc of Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch, Semnan, Iran , parsa_7279@yahoo.com
2- Msc of Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch, Semnan, Iran
3- MSc of Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch, Semnan, Iran
4- Member of Scientific Board, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
5- BS Student of Nursing, Member of Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch, Semnan, Iran
6- BS Student of Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch, Semnan, Iran
Abstract:   (12689 Views)
Background: Drug abuse is a world-wide health problem and its prevention is surely simpler than treatment so we tried to study about the personal aspects of drug abusers for detection of more effectively preventive cares.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-correlative study, 200 drug abusers referred to Semnan addiction recovery center were selected via the convenience sampling method. Minimult questionnaire was used containing 71-question Minnesota multi-aspect personality identification form (M.M.P.I).
Results: Frequency of antisocial personality disorder, schizophrenia, paranoid personality disorder and hypomania were 75.2%, 56.4%, 70.3% and 54.5%, respectively among drug abusers. There was a significant relationship between gender, occupational situation, multi-drug abuse and addiction duration and paranoid, antisocial personality disorders and schizophrenia (P<0.005).
Conclusion: Considering the high prevalence of antisocial personality disorder among drug abusers, psychiatric interventions seem to be necessary in recovery centers added to therapeutic drugs.
Keywords: Personality Disorder, Substance use disorder
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2012/06/27
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parsania Z, Firoozeh M, Takfallah L, Mohammadi-Semnani S, Jahan E, Emami A. The evaluation of personality disorders among drug abusers. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2012; 22 (2) :152-156
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Volume 22, Issue 2 (summer 2012) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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