International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024

Coping Strategies and Psychiatric Morbidities among Spouses of Alcohol Dependent Men

Dr. Karthik Sunkenapally [2] | Dr. Budigam Madhumitha | Dr. Radham Ruthika

Abstract: Question of the study: Whether there is an association between the severity of alcohol dependence in men and coping strategies and psychiatric morbidities among their spouses. Methodology: This is a cross sectional point prevalence study and sample. Spouses of Thirty consecutive male patients diagnosed as Alcohol Dependence Syndrome according to ICD 10 criteria were included in the study. They were assessed on MINI, Coping Strategy Inventory. The ADS Severity was assessed using SAD-Q and a correlation between them was assess using SPSS 20. Our study results have shown that among 30 patients with ADS, 23% men had mild , 46% had moderate and 30% had Severed ADS. Amongst spouses of these patients,4(13.3%) subjects had Major Depressive Disorder. 3(10%) subjects had Dysthymia. 2(6.7%) subjects had Generalized Anxiety Disorder. 2(6.7%) among subjects had Suicidality. 14(46.7%) subjects showed Problem focused engagement and 8(26.7%) subjects showed Problem focused disengagement. 6(20%) subjects showed Emotion focused engagement and 2(6.7%)subjects showed Emotion focused disengagement. Conclusion: Wives of alcohol dependent men suffer more commonly from Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, Suicidality and Generalized Anxiety disorders which are usually unattended.

Keywords: Alcohol dependent men, spouse, coping strategy, psychiatric morbidity

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 1666 - 1671

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