The Psychopathology of Heroin Abuse Injectors in Kashan Prison

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Zahra Sepehrmanesh 1 , * , Afshin Ahmadvand 2 , Rezvan Saei 2

1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Akhavan Hospital, Kashan, Iran

2 Department of Psychiatry, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

How to Cite: Sepehrmanesh Z, Ahmadvand A , Saei R. The Psychopathology of Heroin Abuse Injectors in Kashan Prison, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2008 ; 2(2):55-8.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 2 (2); 55-8
Published Online: July 01, 2008
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: May 12, 2008
Accepted: June 01, 2008

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Abstract

Drug abuse has high co-morbidity with mental disorders, thus, controlling and treating it requires multimodal treatment intervention. This cross sectional study evaluates personality traits of 67 IV heroin abusers in Kashan Prison. The utilized instruments included two parts: a demographic questionnaire and MMPI. The data obtained from the questionnaires were statistically analyzed by using Fisher exact test. Fifty (%74/62) participants suffered from abnormal personality traits. Most of them were single and less than 30 years of age. Prominent personality traits were antisocial and depressed. There was a significant relation between abnormal personality traits and educational levels

Keywords

Heroin Kashan Personality Prisons Substance

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