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Prevalence of personality disorders among female prisoners of Zahedan prison
Mehrdad Mazaheri , Nasrin Khalighi , Mahvash Raghibi , Hassan Sarabandi
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Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of personality disorders among female prisoners of Zahedan prison.

 Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive survey and the statistical sample constituted of 80 female prisoners in Zahedan prison. All participants were assessed by Millon’s multi-axis clinical questionnaire.

Results: Our results indicated that prevalence of personality disorders in the study sample in question was 95%. Anti-social personality disorder with about 86.2% prevalence was the most common disorder. Drug-dependence and sadistic-aggressive personality with 60% and 56.2% prevalence, respectively, were in next places.

Conclusion: The findings show that the statistical society in question represents high prevalence of personality disorders. This illustrates the need for broader investigations, preventive measures, and mental health-related cares. [ZJRMS,13(3):46-49]


Keywords: Personality disorders, millon’s questionnaire, prison, crime, women
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Mazaheri M, Khalighi N, Raghibi M, Sarabandi H. Prevalence of personality disorders among female prisoners of Zahedan prison. ZJRMS. 2011; 13 (3) :46-49
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