La doppia diagnosi nella dipendenza alcolica: una ricerca sulla correlazione fra alcolismo, alessitimia e disturbi di personalità

Daniele La Barbera, Lucia Sideli, Virginia Alabastro

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[automatically translated] The research proposes the assessment of psychiatric comorbidity in a clinical population of employees alcohol. The study took place at the Drug Addiction Service 11 District of the city of Palermo and provided for the recruitment of a clinical sample of 45 subjects. The sample was subjected to the administration of two psychiatric interviews (TAS-20 and SCID-II), and we tried to determine whether there is a correlation between the results of these and the prognostic indexes previously established and evaluated. Analysis of the results showed the presence of a rather significant correlation between striking elements of poor prognosis and outcome of the administered interviews. In conclusion, the presence of personality disorders in a patient with alcohol dependence diagnosis seems to be an important indicator of poor prognosis. Subjects with traits related to cluster B personality disorders show in fact conducted Abuse particularly problematic but paradoxically have better long-term prognosis. In contrast patients with possible diagnosis of cluster C disorder, category fairly represented in the recruited sample, appear to have less chance of developing a problematic substance use at a young age but have a high rate of relapse and go more frequently to be complicated. recognized subjects suffering from alexithymia show a trend similar to the latter but have a better compliance to the treatment and psychotherapeutic drug.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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