Changes in depression among abstinent alcoholics.

@article{Brown1988ChangesID,
  title={Changes in depression among abstinent alcoholics.},
  author={Sandra A. Brown and Marc A Schuckit},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1988},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={
          412-7
        }
}
The rate and pattern of change in depressive symptoms among male primary alcoholics (no preexisting major psychiatric disorder) were studied throughout inpatient treatment for alcoholism. A sample of 191 alcoholics was interviewed with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale within 48 hours of admission and again at each of the 4 weeks of treatment. Results indicate that 42% of alcoholics have clinically significant levels of depression (Hamilton greater than or equal to 20) at intake but only 6… CONTINUE READING

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