Prevalence of personality disorders among female prisoners of Zahedan prison

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mehrdad mazaheri 1 , Nasrin Khalighi 2 , * , Mahvash Raghibi 1 , HASAN SARABANDI 3

1 Assistant professor of Psychology, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Sistan and Baloochestan University, Zahedan, Iran.

2 MSc of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Birjand branch, Birjand, Iran.

3 MSc of Psychology and Educational Exceptional Children, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Sistan and Baloochestan University, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: mazaheri M, Khalighi N, Raghibi M, SARABANDI H. Prevalence of personality disorders among female prisoners of Zahedan prison, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011 ; 13(3):e94018.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (3); e94018
Published Online: April 13, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: August 28, 2010
Accepted: October 26, 2010
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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of personality disorders among female prisoners of Zahedan prison.

 Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive survey and the statistical sample constituted of 80 female prisoners in Zahedan prison. All participants were assessed by Millon’s multi-axis clinical questionnaire.

Results: Our results indicated that prevalence of personality disorders in the study sample in question was 95%. Anti-social personality disorder with about 86.2% prevalence was the most common disorder. Drug-dependence and sadistic-aggressive personality with 60% and 56.2% prevalence, respectively, were in next places.

Conclusion: The findings show that the statistical society in question represents high prevalence of personality disorders. This illustrates the need for broader investigations, preventive measures, and mental health-related cares.

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