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Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

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VINET, Eugenia V; FAUNDEZ, Ximena  y  LARRAGUIBEL, Marcela. Application of Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) to drug abuser adolescents. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.4, pp.466-474. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872009000400003.

Background: Adolescence is the most vulnerable development stage to start drug abuse in our country. Moreover, adolescent personality may be an individual rísk factor for drug abuse. Aim: To characterize the personality of adolescent drug abusers using the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) and its Chilean norms. Patients and methods: Adolescents consulting in a mental health facility were studied. MACI was applied to 46 subjects, aged 16 ± 1 years (30 males) with a history of drug abuse and compared with 58 peers aged 15 ± 2 years (34 males) without such history. Results: Male and female drug abuser adolescents had a transgressor type of personality. Males had a high degree of sociability and unrestrained sexuality while females present signs of sexual abuse, suicide rísk, and a more severe personality disorder. Conclusions: The personality traits detected in this group of drug abuser adolescents using Chilean norms is similar to those detected abroad and should help to plan rehabilitation.

Palabras clave : Adolescent; Personality disorders; Substance-related disorders.

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