Study on the psychosocial conditions of addicts in Sari township in 2004 - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 16, Number 52 (May 2006)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2006, 16(52): 109-117 | Back to browse issues page


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Haydari J, Jafari H, Hosseini S, Janati Y, Mohammadpour R, Ghahramani M. Study on the psychosocial conditions of addicts in Sari township in 2004. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2006; 16 (52) :109-117
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-112-en.html

Abstract:   (9574 Views)
Background and purpose : Âddiction is one of the four world problems, with psycho somatic disorders along with cultural, social and economical complicatoins. Âim of this study was to determine the psycho social condition of addicts in 2004.
Materials and methods : This was a descriptive study done on 747 addicts living in Sari township using questionnaire comprising questions on social-individual features, with standard test of SÇL-90-R. The data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical tests and SPSS software.
Results : Ït was found that 14.8% of the cases under study were workless, 40.42% labour and farmer. Âlso 89.4% were suspect of mental disorder. The most common mental pathology based on the 9 cateorgories in the cases under study were as follow: Ânxiety, depression, paranoid, obbsessive compulsive, somatic complication, phobia, aggression psychosis. Significant difference on mental health between unmarried, divorced and married was observed. Same result was obtained between the above groups in all aspects, except phobia (P<0.001).
Çonclusion: Âddiction is present in all age groups and all socioeconomic classess. Suspect mental disorder in the addicts is high. Therefore it is suggested that more psychiatric consideration be paid to the addicts who are prone to mental disorders. Âlso the mentally disorders be under more primary preventive care.
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