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  1. Antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy and injecting heroin use.

    Article - En anglais

    Two hundred community-based methadone patients (CM) ; 200 prison inmates enrolled in prison methadone programs (PM) ; and 150 prison inmates with no history of heroin use (PNH) were interviewed to obtain diagnoses of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and Psychopathy Checklist-defined psychopathy.

    Large proportions of subjects in all three groups met the criteria for a diagnosis of ASPD (CM 44%, PM 65%, PNH 31%), with the two methadone groups having significantly higher proportions of ASPD diagnoses than non-heroin users.

    There were no differences between groups in the proportions diagnosed as psychopathic (CM 4%, PM 9%, PNH 4%). For each group, the proportions diagnosed as ASPD were significantly higher than the proportions diagnosed as psychopathic.

    Implications for the diagnosis of ASPD are discussed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Personnalité antisociale, Psychopathie, Association morbide, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Homme, Milieu carcéral, Epidémiologie, Trouble personnalité, Héroïne

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antisocial personality, Psychopathia, Concomitant disease, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Human, Carceral environment, Epidemiology, Personality disorder, Heroin

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0477345

    Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 19/02/1999.