Skip to main content
Article
Differences in early maladaptive schemas in a sample of alcohol- and opioid-dependent women: Do schemas vary across disorders?
Addiction Research & Theory (2013)
  • Gregory Lyal Stuart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
Research suggests that there may be differences between individuals diagnosed with alcohol dependence and individuals diagnosed with opioid dependence on co-morbid mental health problems (e.g., personality disorders, and mood disorders). This study examined whether there were differences in early maladaptive schemas, which are theorized to underlie mental health problems, among women diagnosed with alcohol or opioid dependence who were seeking treatment for their substance use (n = 420). Results showed that opioid-dependent women scored higher on two of the 18 early maladaptive schemas, particularly the schemas of dependence and punitiveness. Overall, these findings suggest that early maladaptive schemas may be largely consistent across women diagnosed with alcohol or opioid dependence. Implications of these findings for future research and treatment are discussed. doi:10.3109/16066359.2012.703266
Keywords
  • early maladaptive schemas,
  • substance abuse,
  • alcohol,
  • opioid,
  • women
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Gregory Lyal Stuart. "Differences in early maladaptive schemas in a sample of alcohol- and opioid-dependent women: Do schemas vary across disorders?" Addiction Research & Theory Vol. 21 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_stuart/13/