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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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SCHEFFER, Morgana; PASA, Graciela Gema  and  ALMEIDA, Rosa Maria Martins de. Alcohol, cocaine, and crack dependence and psychiatric disorders. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.3, pp.533-541. ISSN 0102-3772.

This study investigated the frequency of psychiatric disorders in two groups of drug users, cocaine/crack and alcohol/cocaine/crack, by means of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I Plus). The participants, 32 men, had an average age of 27.65 (SD=7.38) years. Most of them had not completed Fundamental School (34.37%), were single (81.25 %) and reported a family history of alcohol consumption (76.5% - cocaine/crack; 53.3% - alcohol/ cocaine/crack). On average, the time of abstinence was 33.05 (SD=19.52) days. The results showed a high frequency of Mood Disorders in both groups. Although the difference was not statistically significant, the alcohol/cocaine/crack group presented, additionally, high frequency of Personality Disorder, suggesting the need of a distinct treatment for that population.

Keywords : drugs; comorbidity; psychiatric disorders; male population.

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