Prevalence of Psychiatric Symptoms and Correlation Between Psychiatric Domain of ASI and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale Among Patients with Substance Use Disorders in Northeastern Nigeria
Advances in Psychology and Neuroscience
Volume 2, Issue 2-1, March 2017, Pages: 21-26
Received: Sep. 25, 2016;
Accepted: Sep. 30, 2016;
Published: Feb. 14, 2017
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Yerima Mukhtar Mohammed, College of Medical Sciences, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria; Department of Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, Nigeria
Onifade Peter Olutunde, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Ibrahim Abdu Wakawa, Department of Mental Health, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria; Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Pindar Sadique Kwajaffa, Department of Mental Health, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria; Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Jidda Mohammed Said, Department of Mental Health, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria; Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Musami Umar Baba, Department of Mental Health, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria; Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Wakil Musa Abba, Department of Mental Health, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria; Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
The use of psychoactive substances is a common and ubiquitous behavior globally with considerable burden, mortality and morbidity. There is considerable degree of psycho-social, psychiatric and medical problems associated with the abuse of psychoactive substances. Few studies have examined the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms among patients with substance use disorders. Aims and Objectives: This study examined the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms and the concurrence of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) psychiatric domain with Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS). Methodology: a sample of 142 participants was selected purposively and administered the ASI and the BPRS after informed consent procedures. Results: The mean age of participants was 31 years (SD =8) and males were predominant (96.5%). The two most commonly used substances were Opioids (other than heroine) and Cannabis in 60.6% and 55.6% respectively. Twenty six (18.3%) patients reported depressive symptoms. Anxiety symptoms, Poor concentration, and suicidal thoughts were reported, respectively, by 30(21.1%), 17(12.0%), and 15(10.6%) patients. There was a strong positive correlation (r=0.862, p< .001) between the ASI psychiatric domain and the BPRS. Conclusion: participants had some symptoms of psychiatric disorders and there was a strong positive correlation between the ASI psychiatric domain and the BPRS.
Yerima Mukhtar Mohammed,
Onifade Peter Olutunde,
Ibrahim Abdu Wakawa,
Pindar Sadique Kwajaffa,
Jidda Mohammed Said,
Musami Umar Baba,
Wakil Musa Abba,
Prevalence of Psychiatric Symptoms and Correlation Between Psychiatric Domain of ASI and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale Among Patients with Substance Use Disorders in Northeastern Nigeria, Advances in Psychology and Neuroscience. Special Issue:Substance Abuse: Perspectives, Trends, Issues and the Way Forward.
Vol. 2, No. 2-1,
2017, pp. 21-26.
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