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Male Differences among the Normal and HIV Infected Patients on the Sub-Scales of Mania, Paranoia, and Schizophrenia


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The main purpose of the current study is to examine the body about the differences between the normal and HIV infected patients male as measured by Morey's (1991) personality assessment inventory on the sub-scales of Mania, Paranoia, and schizophrenia. The samples are included fifty normal people and fifty HIV-infected patients; are randomly selected from the Manipur. HIV-infected sample are those drug abuse (Heroin No. IV) and syringe sharing. Data are collected with the help of NGOs people working for the HIV-infected patients. For normal sample, data are collected from Kakching area, Manipur. All the selected subscales are activity level, grandiosity, irritability, resentment, hypervigilance, persecution, psychotic experiences, social detachment and thought disorder. Each Items consists of eight items. It means the total items is seventy two. The present study is analyzed by finding out mean, standard deviation, t-test and sig.level(two-tailed) for both normal and HIV-infected patients. Results of the present study shows that the mean and standard deviation of grandiosity, resentment are more similar for both the samples. It means that they are slight non-significant differences between the both samples. But the findings also show that activity level, irritability, hypervigilance, persecution, psychotic experiences, social detachment, and thought disorder have significance differences for both the samples. It means that HIV-infected have significance difference on these above variables as compared to the Normal people.

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AIDS, HIV, Mania, Paranoia and Schizophrenia.
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Naorem Binita Devi
Department of Psychology, Mizoram University, Mizoram, India

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The main purpose of the current study is to examine the body about the differences between the normal and HIV infected patients male as measured by Morey's (1991) personality assessment inventory on the sub-scales of Mania, Paranoia, and schizophrenia. The samples are included fifty normal people and fifty HIV-infected patients; are randomly selected from the Manipur. HIV-infected sample are those drug abuse (Heroin No. IV) and syringe sharing. Data are collected with the help of NGOs people working for the HIV-infected patients. For normal sample, data are collected from Kakching area, Manipur. All the selected subscales are activity level, grandiosity, irritability, resentment, hypervigilance, persecution, psychotic experiences, social detachment and thought disorder. Each Items consists of eight items. It means the total items is seventy two. The present study is analyzed by finding out mean, standard deviation, t-test and sig.level(two-tailed) for both normal and HIV-infected patients. Results of the present study shows that the mean and standard deviation of grandiosity, resentment are more similar for both the samples. It means that they are slight non-significant differences between the both samples. But the findings also show that activity level, irritability, hypervigilance, persecution, psychotic experiences, social detachment, and thought disorder have significance differences for both the samples. It means that HIV-infected have significance difference on these above variables as compared to the Normal people.

Keywords


AIDS, HIV, Mania, Paranoia and Schizophrenia.