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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1698-1703

The relationship of alexithymia with depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue among people under addiction treatment


1 Department of Psychology, Urmia Branch, Islamic University, Urmia, Iran
2 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran
3 Department of psychology, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran
4 Department of Mental Health, Center of Excellence in Psychiatry, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Department of Mental Health, Center of Excellence in Psychiatry, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences(IUMS), Tehran; Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Shahrbanoo Ghahari
Department of Mental Health, Center of Excellence in Psychiatry, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health; Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_589_17

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Aim and Background:Addicted people suffer from many psychiatric disorders. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the relationship of alexithymia with depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue among people under addiction treatment referred to Addiction Treatment Centers in the west of Mazandaran, Iran. Materials and Methods: The research method is of correlational type. Statistical population of the study included all 20–50-year-old men referring to Addiction Treatment Centers in the west of Mazandaran. The study sample size included a cluster of 304 members who were randomly chosen among people referred to these centers at the first half of 2015. Sample members who participated in research filled out questionnaires such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress scale 21, Toronto Alexithymia Scale 20, and Fatigue Inventory of Chalder. The obtained data were analyzed using regression test throughSPSSversion22 software. Findings: The findings indicated that there is a significant relationship between alexithymia with depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue among people under addiction treatment(P<0.001). Conclusion: Asignificant correlation is between alexithymia, depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue was found among the people under addiction treatment and this correlation is as follows: depression(53%), anxiety(54%), stress(46%), and fatigue(52%).


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