Anxiety and depression in substance dependence young women in Mashhad city, � Northeast of Iran

Khajehdalouei, Mohammad and ‏DadgarMoghaddam, Maliheh‏ and Erfanian, Majid-Reza and Ahangaran, Morteza and Babaei, Ali (2013) Anxiety and depression in substance dependence young women in Mashhad city, â�� Northeast of Iran. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 15 (60). pp. 254-262.

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Abstract

Introduction: About 10 percent of country addicts are women. Important issue in the investigating of women dependency to substance is mental disorders including anxiety and depression which is an effective agent in tendency of women toward substance and also, It can be a consequence of dependence. The aim of this study was to investigate anxiety and depression in substance dependence young women in Mashhad city. Materials and Methods: This case-control study was done on 236 girls and young women aged 16-25 years, including three groups: vulnerable women of substance dependence, invulnerable women of substance dependece and control groups which were selected with Classified random sampling method in 2012. The entire subjects signed an informed consent to participate in the study. Gathered data included demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status and anxiety and depression based on the Beck anxiety and depression inventories which were analyzed by SPSS software. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the population study, and the most appropriate parametric (t-test, ANOVA) and non-parametric tests (Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis) were used for comparisons. Results: Anxiety and its severity in substance dependence person (vulnerable and not vulnerable groups) was significantly higher than that of the control group (P<0.001), but it was not significant between the two substance dependence groups (P=0.05). Depression and its severity in substance dependence person (vulnerable and not vulnerable groups) was significantly higher than that of the control group (P<0.001), but was not significant between the two substance dependence groups  (P=0.07). Conclusion: It was a significant relationship between substance dependence and the level of depression and anxiety, severity of them and vulnerability of women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 17:38
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 17:38
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4334

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