Personality changes in women recovering from substance-related dependence

Patricia D. Borman, Monica L. Zilberman, Hermano Tavares, Alina M. Surís, Nady El-Guebaly, Barbara Foster

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Abstract

The present study explored the potential for change in personality in women in recovery. Dimensions of the Temperament and Character Model and the five-factor model of personality were examined at baseline and at follow-up after treatment for addiction. Within both models of personality, the factors which have been found to be the best predictors of the presence of a personality disorder (Self-Directedness within the Temperament and Character Model; Neuroticism within the five-factor model) showed significant change at follow-up which suggests the flexibility of personality and the potential for change of personality disorders within women seeking treatment for addiction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Addictive Diseases
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2006

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Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Personality
  • Substance dependence
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Borman, P. D., Zilberman, M. L., Tavares, H., Surís, A. M., El-Guebaly, N., & Foster, B. (2006). Personality changes in women recovering from substance-related dependence. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 25(4), 59-66. https://doi.org/10.1300/J069v25n04_06