Depressive symptomatology in smokers with personality disorders who participated in a psychological treatment programe for smoking cessation

  1. Fernández del Río, Elena
  2. López Durán, Ana
  3. Becoña Iglesias, Elisardo
Health and addictions: salud y drogas

ISSN: 1578-5319

Ano de publicación: 2010

Volume: 10

Número: 1

Páxinas: 97-109

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.21134/HAAJ.V10I1.38 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84863792371 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Health and addictions: salud y drogas


The present study analyzes the presence of depressive symptomatology in a sample of 202 smokers with and without personality disorders who participate in a psychological treatment programme for giving up smoking. The results indicate that the group of smokers with personality disorders presented more depressive symptoms than the group of smokers without personality disorders, both at the start and at the end of the treatment. This finding would confirm the widely found association between Axis II disorders and emotional distress, resulting from the deterioration of the individual�s general functioning due to the inflexible behaviour patterns characteristic of personality disorders. Key words: depression, personality disorders, smoking cessation, BDI-II

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