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Yu. L. Arzumanov,

О. V. Korotina,

А. А. Аbakumova,

The Serbsky NMRC PN, Moscow,





Numerous clinical studies show that drug addicts, using synthetic psychoactive substances, quickly formed social maladjustment, higher risk of intoxication psychosis, often manifest emotional and personal disorders and violations of volitional processes, as well as more intensively manifested a number of negative consequences in the cognitive sphere, which are accompanied by systemic specific violations of attention, perception, memory, thinking.

This study aims to identify the emotional-personal characteristics of drug addicts who use synthetic psychoactive substance methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) in comparison with the group of healthy individuals on special scales short version of the Minnesota multi-factor personality questionnaire MMPI — method «Mini-mult».

It is revealed that the dependents are dominated by primitive everyday thinking, social maladjustment, indifferent attitude to their own lives, low productivity of mental activity, dysthymia. The data that show significant differences in the emotional and personal sphere on the profile scales of depression, psychasthenia and schizoid in drug addicts from psychoactive substance MDPV and healthy subjects. On a scale of «Depression» in dependent people performance is higher than in healthy individuals. This may be due to a high level of personal anxiety, growing sense of fear, panic, thoughts of death, low self-esteem, stigmatization of the disease of drug addiction and the formation of the personality of a drug addict. On the scales of «Psychasthenia» and «Schizoid» in people who use the drug, with a high degree of reliability, the indicators are lower than in healthy people. The decrease in the indicators on the scale of «Psychasthenia» in dependent people reveals such features as cowar dice, suspicion, distrust, caution, a tendency to lie, lack of will, a tendency to manipulation. Evaluation of the results on the scale of «Schizoid» indicates such traits as scarcity of thinking, a tendency to fantasize, resonance.


Keywords: psychoactive substances; synthetic cathinone; methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV); drug dependent personality; personal sphere; willpower.

For citation: Arzumanov Yu. L., Korotina O. V., Abakumova A. A. Personal Sphere Peculiarities in Persons with Synthetic Psychoactive Substance Dependence // Systems Psychology and Sociology. 2019. № 2 (30). P. 13–23. DOI: 10.25688/2223-6872.2019.30.2.02


Arzumanov Yuriy Leonidovich, Doctor of Medical Sciences (MD), Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Scientific Research Institute for Addictions — a Branch of the Serbsky National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

E-mail: arzumanov42@mail.ru

Korotina Olga Viktorovna, medical psychologist of the highest qualification category, Researcher at the Department of Psychotherapy and Medical Rehabilitation in Outpatient Setting at the National Scientific Research Institute for Addictions — a Branch of the Serbsky National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

 E-mail: ole4ka_koroti4@mail.ru

Abakumova Alla Alekseyevna, PhD in Biology, Senior scientist at the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Scientific Research Institute for Addictions — a Branch of the Serbsky National Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.

E-mail: abakumova46@mail.ru





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