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Methamphetamine craving, gender, depression, and anxiety


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Abstract (summary)

This study examines the association between gender, craving and self-reported levels of depression and anxiety in a sample of 42 methamphetamine (MA) users in substance abuse treatment programs in Hilo, Hawai'i. This study employs the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI Form Y), and the Desires for Speed Questionnaire (DSQ) to assess self reported levels of depression, anxiety, and craving in a sample of substance abusers engaged in treatment. It was hypothesized that female MA users would have higher scores on the BDI-II, STAI, and the DSQ than male MA users; and that regardless of gender, persons with higher scores on the DSQ would also have higher scores on the BDI-II and STAI. This study did not demonstrate the connection between MA craving intensity and gender. Nor, did this study find evidence to suggest that males and females experience different psychopathological syndromes associated with their MA use.

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Subject
Mental health;
Clinical psychology
Classification
0347: Mental health
0622: Clinical psychology
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Psychology; Anxiety; Cravings; Depression; Methamphetamine
Title
Methamphetamine craving, gender, depression, and anxiety
Author
McNiece, Shannon I.
Number of pages
61
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
1418
Source
MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124144436
Advisor
Yudko, Errol
University/institution
University of Hawai'i at Hilo
University location
United States -- Hawaii
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1485475
ProQuest document ID
744051095
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/744051095
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