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Psyc 336 - Topics in Clin/Comm Psych

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Temperament Character and Dissociation Among Detoxified Male Inpatients With Alcohol Dependency m Cuneyt Evren Bakirkoy State Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases Istanbul m Vedat Sar Istanbul University m Ercan Dalbudak Bakirkoy State Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases Istanbul The aim of this study was to determine possible relationships of pathological dissociation with temperament character and concurrent psychopathological features in a consecutive series of male alcohol dependent patients Fifty eight patients with pathological dissociation were compared with 118 nondissociative patients classified by dissociative taxon membership Beside higher scores on anxiety depression and alcoholism scales a larger proportion of dissociative group reported childhood abuse suicide attempts and self mutilation than did the nondissociative group They also had higher scores of novelty seeking and harm avoidance but lower scores of persistence self directedness and cooperativeness Trait anxiety depression and severity of alcoholism predicted dissociative experiences however none of the temperament or character measures did Rather than being a derivative of temperament or character features dissociative experiences of male alcohol dependent patients are associated with overall concurrent psychopathology 2008 Wiley Periodicals Inc J Clin Psychol 64 717 727 2008 Keywords alcohol abuse anxiety character depression dissociation temperament Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Cuneyt Evren Icadiye Cad Mentes Sok Selcuk Apt 1 17 Kuzguncuk 34674 Uskudar Istanbul Turkey e mail cuneytevren yahoo com JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Vol 64 6 717 727 2008 2008 Wiley Periodicals Inc Published online in Wiley InterScience www interscience wiley com DOI 10 1002 jclp 20485 718 Journal of Clinical Psychology June 2008 Introduction Dissociative symptoms and disorders may accompany several psychiatric disorders Sar Ross 2006 including



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