Prevalence of personality disorders among female prisoners of Zahedan prison

authors:

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

Assistant professor of Psychology, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Sistan and Baloochestan University, Zahedan, Iran.
MSc of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Birjand branch, Birjand, Iran.
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.

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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