HomePhilippine Journal of Psychologyvol. 43 no. 2 (2010)

MCMI-III Personality Disorder Elevations Among Filipino Male Substance Abusers Committed in Residential Facilities: Comparisons with a Non-Clinical Sample

Antover P. Tuliao | Ferdinand M. Villafuerte Ii | Roger D. Davis | Chester Copertino Y. Dagus | Johann Andrew Sagmit | Rowena S. Guiang | Joanne Osea | Mary Grace De Guzman | Anthony S. Grecia | Maria Cristina Samaco | Mary Rachelle R. Wapano

Discipline: Psychology



Studies on the relationship between personality disorders (PD) and substance use disorders (SUD) suggest the role of PDs in the treatment of addiction. However, the research on the comorbidity of PDs among Filipinos with SUD is lacking. The present study serves as preliminary research on the subj ect by using the third edition of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III) to compare PD elevations between a non clinical group and a group of Filipinos with SUD. Participants include 285 males who were part of a study on personality and personality disorders, and 41 males who are part of a study about relapse among Filipinos with SUD. By utilizing a non-parametric Mann-Whittney Test, it is found that all PDs measured by the MCMI-III, with the exception of Narcissistic and Compulsive PDs, have significant differences between the two groups. Direction for further studies is discussed.