Stress and Coping Styles among Patients with Drug-induced Psychosis and with Other Psychotic Disorders
Keywords:stress, coping styles, drug-induced psychosis, other psychotic disorders
The present study was conducted to explore the relationships of stress with different coping styles in patients with druginduced psychosis (PDIP) and the patients with other psychotic disorders (POPD) and to compare the PDIP and POPD with reference to the stress and coping styles. A total of 200 (i.e. 100 PDIP and 100 POPD) male patients (Age M= 33.52, SD = 1.48) were selected from different government and private hospitals/clinics in Lahore and Faisalabad city using a purposive sampling technique. Cross-sectional research design was used in the current study. The participants were administered Stress Subscale of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-S) Urdu version and Coping Response Inventory (CRI) Urdu version to measure the level of stress and coping styles in the participants respectively. Findings indicated that stress was significantly associated with different coping strategies used by the patients. Stress was significantly higher in the POPD as compared to the PDIP. Furthermore, PDIP scored significantly higher as compared to the POPD on Approach Coping Styles whereas, POPD scored significantly higher as compared to the PDIP on Avoidant Coping Styles. The findings of the study would be helpful for mental health professionals.
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