2000 suplement 2


Volume 9, suplement 2

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Diagnosing personality disorders in various stages of alcoholic disease by means of the SUI test

1. Katedry Psychologii Klinicznej Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 223-231
Keywords: alcoholic addiction, personality disorders, psychological diagnosis


alcoholrecovery clinics (35 involuntary first-time patients – group A, 24 voluntary first-time patients – group B, 29 multiple-relapse patients –group Cand 57 AA frequenters –group D). Significantbetween-group differences were found in the patients' SUIpersonality profiles in the following orderof significance: B, A, C, D. Profiles CandD differed most (rps= -0.82), suggesting thatthese two groups are direct opposites with respectto personality coherence, i.e., the factor responsiblefor adequate social functioning in everydaylife. The findings of this study also lead to themore general conclusion that the SUI may be veryhelpful in the psychological diagnosis of patients inrecovery from alcoholism.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Jan M. Stanik, Katedra Psychologii Klinicznej Uniwersytetu Śląskiego,
ul. Grażyńskiego 53, 43-126 Katowice