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Análise Psicológica

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DEUS, Alberto Afonso de. Perfis de personalidade, sintomas depressivos e risco suicidário nos alcoólicos. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2002, vol.20, n.3, pp.479-494. ISSN 0870-8231.

The author compare a group of 39 alcoholics with the general population, with the objective to find differences that can detail some psychological aspects in relation to the alcoholic dependence. The transformation felt in last years in groups of alcoholics - younger groups, with a heavy drink, as the drug dependents, by comparation to the «classic» alcoholics, where alcoholism have a slow evolution, often integrated in a socio-cultural context, ride us thinking that this two forms of alcoholism are distinct mental disorders. To estimate this differences at level of personality structure we used the Szondi Test. The alcoholism is a «pathetic walk» to the death, reason why we put the hypothesis that this behavior has subjacent a depressive state, in witch the subject turn agressivity against himself. One of the forms of this expression is showed in the number of road accidents. To compare the depression in this two groups we use The Beck Depression Inventory. The expression of self-violence in this two groups of alcoholics, was avalaited by the Stork Risck Suicide Scale. We see that there is no signified differences between the two groups in depression, although, like we hope, younger alcoholics showed a grater suicide risk, and a greater number of road accidents.

Keywords : Alchoolic types; depression; parasuicide.

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