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Screening for antisocial personality disorder in drug users — A qualitative exploratory study on feasibility


Fischer, B; Haydon, E; Kim, G; Rehm, J; El-Guebaly, N (2003). Screening for antisocial personality disorder in drug users — A qualitative exploratory study on feasibility. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 12(3):151-156.

Abstract

Knowledge about co-occurring personality disorders in drug users is important for planning therapy and prevention. The objective of this study was to assess whether the SCID-II (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R) Screen for antisocial personality disorder was feasible and acceptable in a population of opioid users. A qualitative study on veridicality and emotional quality in responses to SCID-II Screen was carried out by personal interview in a multifunctional addiction centre. The subjects were 10 outpatient participants (six female, four male) in methadone substitution treatment.
The SCID-II Screen triggered a high level of emotions. Some questions were mainly interpreted from a victim's perspective, even though the intention was the perpetrator's view. Questions were seen as sex-biased. Provision of support to deal with potential emotional problems should be supplied. Potential revision should be considered to include the female perspective in the screen.

Abstract

Knowledge about co-occurring personality disorders in drug users is important for planning therapy and prevention. The objective of this study was to assess whether the SCID-II (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R) Screen for antisocial personality disorder was feasible and acceptable in a population of opioid users. A qualitative study on veridicality and emotional quality in responses to SCID-II Screen was carried out by personal interview in a multifunctional addiction centre. The subjects were 10 outpatient participants (six female, four male) in methadone substitution treatment.
The SCID-II Screen triggered a high level of emotions. Some questions were mainly interpreted from a victim's perspective, even though the intention was the perpetrator's view. Questions were seen as sex-biased. Provision of support to deal with potential emotional problems should be supplied. Potential revision should be considered to include the female perspective in the screen.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Antisocial Personality Disorder;Feasibility Studies;Personality;Personality Disorders;drug
Language:English
Date:2003
Deposited On:13 May 2014 12:42
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 21:23
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1049-8931
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.151
PubMed ID:12953142

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