[Cocaine addiction and personality disorders: a study with the MCMI-II].

This paper explores the personality disorders most commonly related to cocaine addiction. The samples used were 60 cocaine-addicted patients, who were assessed with the MCMI-II before treatment, and 50 normative participants from the general population with the same demographic features (age, sex and socioeconomic level). According to the results, 36.7% of the clinical sample (versus 16% of the normative sample) showed at least one personality disorder. The most prevalent disorders in the cocaine sample were Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder and Dependent Personality Disorder (10% in each case), followed by Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder (6.7% each). Moreover, 15% of the clinical sample showed more than one personality disorder. Finally, the implications of this study for clinical practice and future research in this field are discussed.
AuthorsIñaki Lorea, Javier Fernández-Montalvo, José J López-Goñi, Natalia Landa
JournalAdicciones (Adicciones) Vol. 21 Issue 1 Pg. 57-63 ( 2009) ISSN: 0214-4840 [Print] Spain
Vernacular TitleAdicción a la cocaína y trastornos de personalidad: un estudio con el MCMI-II.
PMID19333525 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cocaine-Related Disorders (complications)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Disorders (complications, diagnosis)
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Young Adult

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