Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1631--1636

Evaluating personality traits and suicidal ideation in substance-dependent patients on methadone maintenance therapy in addiction treatment centers in Rasht


Somayeh Shokrgozar, Robabeh Soleimani, Hasan Esfandyari, Setareh Aram, Elahe Abdollahi 
 Department of Psychiatry, Kavosh Cognitive Behaviour Sciences and Addiction Research Center, School of Medicine, Shafa Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Science, Rasht, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Robabeh Soleimani
Department of Psychiatry, Kavosh Cognitive Behaviour Sciences and Addiction Research Center, School of Medicine, Shafa Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Science, Rasht
Iran

Introduction: Opium dependence and abuse are a topic of interest for clinicians due to its negative social consequences and risk of suicide. Suicide itself is correlated with some personality traits. This study is aimed to assess the relationship between suicidal thought and personality traits in opium dependent patients who are currently on methadone maintenance therapy. Materials and Methods: Ninety opium-dependent men on methadone maintenance therapy were randomly selected from addiction treatment centers in Rasht and entered this cross-sectional study. Beck scale for suicidal ideation (BSSI), big five inventory (BFI), beck depression inventory (BDI-II), and demographic questionnaire were used for evaluation. Data were analyzed by SPSS 22. Results: Mean ages of patients were 45.6 ± 21.37 years. 58.9% were married. 40% were minimally depressed, 36.7% were mildly depressed, and 23.3% were moderately depressed. There was a correlation between BDI and BSSI scores (r = 0.613, = 0.001). Spearman correlation coefficient showed a positive correlation between BFI and BSSI scores, regarding occupational states and methadone dosage. Conclusion: Regarding the high prevalence of suicidal attempt among addicted patients, assessing personality traits and social factors in patients on agonist therapy is necessary to find appropriate solutions to reduce or prevent suicide.


How to cite this article:
Shokrgozar S, Soleimani R, Esfandyari H, Aram S, Abdollahi E. Evaluating personality traits and suicidal ideation in substance-dependent patients on methadone maintenance therapy in addiction treatment centers in Rasht.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1631-1636


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Shokrgozar S, Soleimani R, Esfandyari H, Aram S, Abdollahi E. Evaluating personality traits and suicidal ideation in substance-dependent patients on methadone maintenance therapy in addiction treatment centers in Rasht. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];10:1631-1636
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