A Prospective Study on Psychological Profile of Male Alcoholic Patients Visiting Psychiatry OPD in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
Background: Treatment outcome is very essential. Hence for successful treatment and management of alcohol dependent cases, it is essential to understand their personality.
Methods:Present cross sectional hospital based study was conducted in the Department of Psychiatry, Pacific institute of Medical Sciences, Udaipur. Alcohol dependence syndrome and uncomplicated withdrawal state patients only were included in the present study. Age less than 18 and more than 60 years, patients with mental retardation, patients with personality disorders were excluded.
Results: Majority of subjects belongs to upper low socioeconomic status (n=10), middle socioeconomic status (n=6), low socio economic status (n=2) and upper middle socioeconomic status (n=2). Maximum number of patients were from rural areas than urban areas. Majority of males in the high-risk level of severity of alcoholism has banging head against something, to the extent that caused a bruise to appear type of behavior.
Conclusions: Majority alcoholics were from low social classes, were illiterate, were married, unskilled workers. Hence these group people should be paid proper attention to prevent the occurrence of alcoholism among them.
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