Comparative study of early maladaptive schemas of opium dependence and non dependence men

ovisi, abbasali (2012) Comparative study of early maladaptive schemas of opium dependence and non dependence men. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 14 (54). pp. 71-164.

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One of the most important factors related to onset and maintenance of substance abuse is early maladaptive schemas. The present study was conducted to compare early maladaptive schemas in opium dependence and non dependence people. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in 2011 among men (aged 15-65 years) of Zahedan (Iran). Overall 240 participants were asked to complete the Young Schemas Questionnaire-short form. One hundred and twenty of participants were recruited from people who met DSM-IV criteria of substance dependence disorder and other 120 subjects selected from general population (men, aged 15-65 years) of Zahedan. This research was post expose factorand in addition to descriptive methods was used t tests method to data analysis compare. Results: Results have shown that substance dependent patients had significantly higher scores for most maladaptive schemas including disconnection, impaired autonomy, performance and over-vigilance than non dependent people (P<0.01). Â Conclusion: Because maladaptive thoughts are core beliefs and they develop in early years of life and hypothesized to play a significant role in development of substance use, thus preventive and treatment strategies for addressing the maladaptive and dysfunctional thoughts highly recommended. Â Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 13:34
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 13:34

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