Psychiatric morbidity and readiness for change : a study of methamphetamine dependent subjects in Cape Town
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University of Cape Town
Methamphetamine users may suffer from a range of co-morbid psychiatric disorders. Predictors of treatment outcome in substance dependence may include both such co-morbidity and readiness for change. The nature of the relationship between psychiatric co-morbidity and readiness for change has not been systematically studied. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the prevalence and patterns of psychiatric disorders in individuals dependent on methamphetamine; determine whether there is a relationship between such co-morbidity and readiness for change; and identify factors associated with readiness for change in this group.
Akindipe, T. 2011. Psychiatric morbidity and readiness for change : a study of methamphetamine dependent subjects in Cape Town. University of Cape Town.