Alcoholism and drug abuse in three groups--bipolar I, unipolars and their acquaintances.

@article{Winokur1998AlcoholismAD,
  title={Alcoholism and drug abuse in three groups--bipolar I, unipolars and their acquaintances.},
  author={George Winokur and Carolyn L. Turvey and Hagop Souren Akiskal and William H. Coryell and David A. Solomon and Andrew C. Leon and Timothy I. Mueller and Jean M Endicott and Jack D. Maser and Martin B. Keller},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 2-3},
  pages={81-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous work has shown that manic-depressive illness and alcohol abuse are linked. This study further explores the relationship of alcohol and drug abuse in bipolar I patients and unipolar depressives and a comparison group obtained through the acquaintance method. METHOD Diagnosis was accomplished according to Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC): controls = 469; bipolars = 277; unipolar depressives = 678. Systematic data were gathered using the SADS on lifetime and current drug… CONTINUE READING

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