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Original Article

Co-Morbid Personality Disorders among Alcohol Dependent Patients

Jay Kumar Ranjan, Om Prakash, Masroor Jahan, Amool R. Singh

Keywords : Co-morbid, Personality Disorder, Alcohol Dependents

Citation Information : Ranjan JK, Prakash O, Jahan M, Singh AR. Co-Morbid Personality Disorders among Alcohol Dependent Patients. 2011; 14 (1-2):11-14.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-14-1--2-11

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


The aim of the present research investigation was to describe the co-morbid personality disorder among alcohol dependent patients and to compare it with those of the normal population. Based on purposive sampling technique, 50 alcohol dependent patients were selected from psychiatric inpatient of RINPAS and 50 normal participants were selected from the general population. Both the groups were matched for age, gender and socioeconomic level. All participants were assessed with Millon Clinical Multi-axial Inventory (MCMI)-III. The obtained responses were scored by using standard scoring procedure and subsequently statistically analyzed by using of x2 test and step wise discriminant analysis. Results revealed that alcohol dependent patients have more co-morbid pathological personality traits and disorders in comparison to normal control group. Of the alcohol-dependent patients, dependent personality disorder was most prevalent followed by antisocial, negativistic and compulsive personality disorders.

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