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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 317-326

Alenation, Sensation Seeking And Multiphasic Personality Questionnaire Profile in Men Being Treated for Alcohol and Opioid Dependence


1 Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India
2 Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India
4 Social Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012, India
5 Department of Statistics, Punjab University, Chandigarh-160014, India

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Surendra K Mattoo
Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160012
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Two hundred and thirty men, being treated for I CD-10 diagnosed dependence on alcohol, opioids or both, were studied 2-4 weeks after the last use of alcohol or opioids. Alienation Scale, Sensation Seeking Scale and Muliphasic Personality Questionnaire (MPQ), and selected sociodemographic and family history data were studied. All three groups showed high alienation (more in opioid cases), high sensation seeking (more in alcohol cases, more for boredom susceptibility), and a disturbed MPQ profile. The dual dependence group was similar to opioid group for age, but closer to alcohol group in terms of personality profile. Only alcohol cases showed a significantly positive correlation between alienation and sensation seeking- in terms of total scale, and boredom susceptibility and disinhibition subscales only. Thus, substance specificity was not reflected prominently in the inter-relationships between alienation, sensation seeking and MPQ scores, and sociodemographic variables.



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