Impact of alcohol detoxification on anxiety and depressive symptoms.

  title={Impact of alcohol detoxification on anxiety and depressive symptoms.},
  author={John Liappas and Thomas Paparrigopoulos and Elias Odusseas Tzavellas and George Christodoulou},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={68 2},
Anxiety and depression are frequently encountered 'collateral' symptoms in alcohol abusing subjects. The present study investigated the effect of detoxification on these symptoms over 4-5 weeks of abstinence from alcohol. Psychopathology and global functioning were assessed at baseline and at weekly intervals over this period from 28 alcoholics treated on an inpatient basis. At intake, they displayed high levels of anxiety and depression; also, global functioning was seriously impaired… CONTINUE READING

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