Patterns of DSM-III-R alcohol dependence symptom progression in a general population survey.

@article{Nelson1996PatternsOD,
  title={Patterns of DSM-III-R alcohol dependence symptom progression in a general population survey.},
  author={Casey B Nelson and Roderick J. A. Little and A Christopher Heath and Ronald C Kessler},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          449-60
        }
}
Age of onset reports obtained retrospectively for each symptom of DSM-III-R alcohol dependence (AD) are used to study patterns of lifetime symptom progression in a large general-population survey of people in the United States. It is shown that symptom progression among a substantial majority of respondents can be summarized as movement across three clusters. Cluster A is defined by symptoms of role impairment/hazardous use (A4), use despite social, psychological or physical problems (A6), and… CONTINUE READING
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