Psychopathology in hospitalized alcoholics.

  title={Psychopathology in hospitalized alcoholics.},
  author={Michie N Hesselbrock and Roger E. Meyer and Justin Keener},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={42 11},
This study utilized the DSM-III criteria and the National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic Interview Schedule to assess the prevalence of lifetime psychopathology among hospitalized alcoholics. Antisocial personality (ASP) and substance-use disorder were common psychopathologies among male alcoholics and major depression and phobia were common among female alcoholics. The onset of most psychopathologies preceded the abuse of alcohol among women. In men, however, with the exception of ASP… CONTINUE READING