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Khakbaz H, Karami H, Shafi'e-Abadi A, Malmir M, Farhadi M H. The Relationship between Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Aggression in Patients with Drug Dependence. Archives of Rehabilitation. 2014; 14 (S1) :15-20
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1466-en.html

1- M.Sc. Student of Family Counseling University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
2- M.Sc. of Clinical Psychology Allame Tabatabaei University
3- Ph.D. in Counseling, Professor of Psychology & Educational Sciences Faculty Allame Tabatabaei University
4- M.Sc Student of Psychometry Allame Tabatabaei University
5- Ph.D. Student of Cognitive Neuroscience Institute for Cognitive Sciences Studies, Tehran, Iran. , mhfarhadiir@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (8175 Views)

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between ‘depression, anxiety and stress’ and aggression in people with drug dependence.

Materials & Methods: An analytical study was conducted to determine correlation. In 2013, 110 individuals with drug-dependence were selected conveniently as a sample group. Data were collected using the ‘Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale’ (DASS) and the ‘Buss-Prey Aggression Questionnaire’. They were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation and multiple regression.

Results: Findings indicated significant correlations between ‘depression, anxiety and stress’ and aggression (depression & aggression r=0.828, anxiety & aggression r=0.793, stress & aggression r=0.775 P<0.0005). Depression (P<0.0005) and stress (P<0.05) showed significant predictiveness for aggression, while anxiety did not significant predictiveness (P>0.05).

Conclusion: The results showed that depression, anxiety, and stress were associated with aggression in people with drug dependence. This study suggests that addiction treatment centers and cognitive-behavior therapy clinics take into account the psychological co-morbidities present in drug-dependent individuals and attempt to treat them too.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Clinical Psycology
Received: 30/12/2013 | Accepted: 23/02/2014 | Published: 7/03/2014

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