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| Published: December 25, 2015

Examining the Relationship between Borderline Personality Traits and the Level of Craving for Methamphetamine Use among Men and Women

Pirnia, B

PhD Student of Clinical Psychology, Departmnt Of Psycology, Faculty Of Humanities, University Of Science And Culture, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Asadi, R

MA.S, Department of Psychology and Exceptional Education, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.065/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.065

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Objective: The present study is conducted with the aim of examining the relationship between borderline personality traits and the level of craving for use in individuals dependent to stimulant drugs. Methods: The study is descriptive and correlational. 114 male and female Methamphetamine users, who got the highest scores in Borderline Personality Questionnaire in screening stage, were selected and the craving for use was evaluated in them using Visual Index Scale of Assessing Craving for Use. Data were analyzed using independent t test and Pearson test. Findings: Results showed there is a positive significant relationship between borderline personality traits and the level of craving for use. Also, there is a significant difference between the severity of symptoms and craving for use and sex. That is, women scored higher in both components. Conclusion: The present findings can help to take measures in the field of addiction treatment and personality characteristics deserve to be considered in planning appropriate interventions.

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Pirnia, B @ bijanpirnia@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.065/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.065

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

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