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| Published: December 25, 2015

A Study of Relationship between Alcohol Dependence and Personality

Gayatri Hegde

Assistant professor in Clinical Psychology, DIMHANS, Belgaum road, Dharwad, Karnataka Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pavitra Kalmane Sridhara

Professor in Psychiatry, Department of psychiatry, SDM college of medical sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka Google Scholar More about the auther

, Handigol Anand

Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of psychiatry, SDM college of medical sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.077/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.077

ABSTRACT

Alcohol dependence is related with multiple etiological factors and one among those is personality of the individual. This study was undertaken to explore the relationship between type of personality and alcohol addiction. Samples of 30 patients who have been admitted for de addiction were taken for the study. Socio demographic proforma, alcohol history proforma, CAGE questionnaire and Eysenck Personality Inventory were administered. It was found that significantly high number of patients with alcohol dependence syndrome had ambivert (76.6%) and neurotic (70%) personality. There were very few introverts (3.3%) and none of them had mentally well balanced personality. Clinical and research implications of the study are discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.077/20150301

10.25215/0301.077

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015