Impact of Drug Addiction on Mental Health
Wani MA* and Sankar R
Department of Psychology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
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- Wani MA
Ph.D Research Scholar of Psychology
Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received Date: June 19, 2016; Accepted Date: June 23, 2016; Published Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: Wani MA, Sankar R (2016) Impact of Drug Addiction on Mental Health. J Ment Disord Treat 2:110. doi:10.4172/2471-271X.1000110
Copyright: © 2016 Wani MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: Mental health refers as the individual’s adjustment with a maximum of effectiveness, satisfaction, happiness and socially considerate behaviour and the ability to face and accept the reality of life. Excess use of drugs largely affects individual’s mental health. The present research paper explored the impact of drug addiction on mental health.
Method: The present study consists of 60 subjects randomly selected among which 30 were adolescents (15 males and 15 females) and 30 adult’s (15 males and 15 females). The P.G.I Health Questionnaire N-I constructed by Varma, Wing and Pershad was used to measure the mental health of drug addicts. The effect of two experimental variables (age and gender) was study on one criterion variable (mental health). For data analysis mean and two way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were applied.
Results: The results revealed that age and gender have significant effect on mental health of drug addicts. Also adults and female addicts show better mental health than adolescents and male addicts. The obtained F ratio was found significant at 0.01 level of significance.
Conclusions: On the basis of our findings it is concluded that age and gender are the influential factors in mental health.