Personality disorders and premature dropout from psychological treatment for smoking cessation

Psychol Rep. 2010 Jun;106(3):679-84. doi: 10.2466/pr0.106.3.679-684.


The relation between personality disorders and premature dropout (attending half of the sessions or fewer) from a psychological treatment for giving up smoking was examined in a sample of 202 smokers. Percent of premature dropout was significantly higher for smokers with personality disorder in general, specifically for smokers with dependent personality disorder and with Cluster C personality disorder, than in smokers without such psychopathology.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Dropouts / psychology*
  • Personality Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Personality Disorders / psychology*
  • Personality Disorders / therapy
  • Personality Inventory
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking Cessation / psychology*