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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-34

Patterns and Determinants of Coping Behaviour of Wives of Alcoholics

1 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006, India
2 Psychiatric Social Worker, Department of Psychiatry, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006, India

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R Chandrasekaran
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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One hundred wives of alcoholics with a confirmed diagnosis of alcohol dependence syndrome according to DCR 10 were studied with a "coping with drinking questionnaire". "Avoidance" was the most commonly endorsed coping behaviour. There was a significant correlation between all the coping components and alcohol related problems. No correlation was observed between neuroticism scores and coping behaviour. It is evident from the study that both personality and situational variables play a role in determining the coping behaviour of the wives of alcoholics.



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