Depressive mood and adolescent illicit drug use: a longitudinal analysis.

@article{Paton1977DepressiveMA,
  title={Depressive mood and adolescent illicit drug use: a longitudinal analysis.},
  author={S. David Paton and Ronald C Kessler and Denise B. Kandel},
  journal={The Journal of genetic psychology},
  year={1977},
  volume={131 2d Half},
  pages={
          267-89
        }
}
Through the technique of Goodman's log linear method, longitudinal data are analyzed to clarify the relationship between depressive mood and illicit drug use among youths. A representative sample of adolescents (N = 8206) from New York State secondary schools was followed over one academic year. At one point in time, users of illicit drugs other than marihuana (multiple drug users) were significantly more depressed than either nonusers or users of marihuana only. Differing interactive… CONTINUE READING
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