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Psychological distress in a sample of Moroccan prisoners with drug-dependence
Errachidia University, Errachidia; Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tetouan; Moulay Ismail University, Errachidia (MAR).
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
University West, Department of Health Sciences.
Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tetouan (MAR).
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2022 (English)In: International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, ISSN 0306-624X, E-ISSN 1552-6933, Vol. 66, no 10-11, p. 1093-1108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Research regarding mental illness and drug addiction among inmates in Morocco requires increased knowledge; previous literature reported that prisoners suffer from severe psychological distress. The present study aimed to provide information about Moroccan prisoners’ psychological distress and define the differences in psychological distress levels among inmates with and without drug-dependence. A sample of 177 male inmates completed a set of surveys, including the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT) and the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI). The “Drug dependence” group scored significantly higher psychological distress levels in each of the BSI domains. The strongest differences were measured in the General Severity Index (GSI), hostility, and depression scales. Moroccan prison inmates have high psychological distress, and those with drug-dependence have even higher. There is a need of psychiatric assessment, selection, and care possibilities in prison inmate populations.

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2022. Vol. 66, no 10-11, p. 1093-1108
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brief symptom inventory, drug use disorders identification test, mental illness, Morocco, prison inmates, substance use
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16450DOI: 10.1177/0306624X211010286ISI: 000644628700001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85104756986OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-16450DiVA, id: diva2:1547209
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