Relationship of Depression, Anxiety and Self-Esteem Among Substance Abusers and Non-Abusers of Sikkim
Keywords:Self- Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abusers, Non-Substance Abusers
AbstractSubstance abuse is one of the biggest challenges and problem the world is facing today. There are many studies on substance abuse that has been researched in India. But there are only few studies that have been researched in Sikkim. Despite Sikkim has always been known for high rates of substance abuse. The main focus of the study was to see depression, anxiety and self-esteem among males’ substance abusers and non- substance abusers. Seventy participants were taken out of which thirty-five were male substance abusers and thirty-five were male non- substance abusers (male substance abusers=35; male non-substance abusers=35) responded to Beck Depression Inventory, IPAT Self Analysis Form and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. The Results showed that there was a significant difference in Depression, Anxiety and Self- Esteem among Substance Abusers and Non- Substance Abusers of Sikkim. Depression, Anxiety and Self- Esteem were negatively correlated among Substance Abusers than non-Abusers.
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