Norbert Hoffmann

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The diagnosis of depression has been viewed as an important factor in the treatment response for those who have alcohol and other drug dependence. The objective of the study was to examine the prevalence of a lifetime history of major depression in inpatients with a substance use disorder in addictions treatment. An evaluation study of 6,355 patients was(More)
Using multiple variables of illness, comparisons were made between 17 postpartum depressives with recurrent affective disorder and 37 women with children and recurrent affective disorder but no postpartum depressions. An earlier age of onset in patients with postpartum depression was the only variable that was significantly different between groups. The(More)
A multi-site, longitudinal study of patients undergoing outpatient alcohol and drug dependence treatment was conducted in private outpatient facilities, consisting of 2,029 subjects from 33 independent programs enrolled in a national addiction treatment outcomes registry. Pretreatment demographic and substance variables, treatment utilization variables, and(More)
The ability for chemical users to give an accurate self-report of substance use vs. abstinence has been questioned. This study investigated its concurrent validity, against collateral ratings. The results indicated that validity of reports of chemical use must be evaluated in the context of the validity of other types of information. Chemical use items were(More)
Of the 1918 patients in the follow-up sample used for illustration, 63% reported total abstinence for the year after treatment, and an additional 24% reported at least 6 months of abstinence out of 12. Most relapses occurred during the first 6-month interval; 88% of patients who were abstinent the first 6 months maintained this status for the full year.(More)
A multisite, longitudinal study of patients undergoing inpatient alcohol and drug dependence treatment was conducted in private inpatient facilities, consisting of 4339 subjects from 38 independent programs enrolled in a national addiction treatment outcomes registry. Structured interviews were conducted upon admission, including documentation of current(More)
Iterated Grassmannian bundles over moduli stacks of vector bundles on a curve are shown to be birational to an affine space times a moduli stack of degree 0 vector bundles, following the method of King and Schofield. Applications include the birational type of some Brill-Noether loci, of moduli schemes for vector bundles with parabolic structure or with(More)