Screening of the Likelihood of Eating Disorders in Drug addicted Adolescents Male of District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.

  • Ashfaque Ahmed Buriro
  • Jamshed Warsi
Keywords: Drug, EDs, heterogeneous group, SCOFF, married men


Drug addiction is the unnecessary and out of control use of drugs. The drug addiction has been increased in Pakistan in recent years. The association of drug addiction with infectious disease has been studied in various studies [1, 2]; however the proportion of Eating disorders (EDs) in this group has not been studied yet. EDs are the heterogeneous group in which people either eat excessive calories or less and then try to compensate it. This letter thus reports the prevalence of likelihood of eating disorders by using a self designed questionnaire and SCOFF questionnaire [3] in the drug addicted male adolescents of District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. A survey based study was designed in a certain and fixed period of time (August 2016 to November 2016 (04 months). The sample comprises of single and/or married men (aged 20-60 years).