Personality changes in women recovering from substance-related dependence

Patricia D. Borman, Monica L. Zilberman, Hermano Tavares, Alina M. Surís, Nady El-Guebaly, Barbara Foster

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The present study explored the potential for change in personality in women in recovery. Dimensions of the Temperament and Character Model and the five-factor model of personality were examined at baseline and at follow-up after treatment for addiction. Within both models of personality, the factors which have been found to be the best predictors of the presence of a personality disorder (Self-Directedness within the Temperament and Character Model; Neuroticism within the five-factor model) showed significant change at follow-up which suggests the flexibility of personality and the potential for change of personality disorders within women seeking treatment for addiction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Addictive Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2 2006


  • Addiction
  • Personality
  • Substance dependence
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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