PERSONALITY PROFILE OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE USE PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Farrukh Saleem Shah
Mubashir Shah
Shabnam Ghouri

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Objective: The present study aimed at finding out the personality factors that are associated with drug addiction. Methodology: It was a quantitative research design, descriptive study and was carried out at department of Psychiatry Military Hospital Lahore from June 2013 to March 2014. Sixty patients admitted in Psychiatry Department Lahore with diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorder due to psychoactive substance abuse were selected by purposive sampling technique. Patient's diagnosis was made on ICD-10 criteria. Assessment of personality factors were done by using The 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire. Data was analysed by using SPSS version 18 and descriptive statistics were used. Results: Results revealed that some sample scored high on two personality factors that were vigilance (61.66%) and apprehension (65%). This sample scored low on reasoning (68.33 %) and emotional stability (71.66 %) as well. Conclusion: Low emotional stability, low reasoning, over vigilance and apprehension are significantly associated with psychoactive substance use. The findings have preventive and therapeutic implications.

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Shah FS, Shah M, Ghouri S. PERSONALITY PROFILE OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE USE PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2016 Apr. 28 [cited 2022 Jul. 7];30(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1817
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Mubashir Shah, DEPT OF PSYCHITRY PAF HOSP SARGODHA

DEPT OF PSYCHITRY PAF HOSP SARGODHA

Shabnam Ghouri, Department of Psychiatry Combined Military Hospital Lahore.

Department of Psychiatry Combined Military Hospital Lahore.