The prevalence of psychiatric disorder among a community sample of crack cocaine users: an exploratory study with practical implications.

@article{Falck2004ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of psychiatric disorder among a community sample of crack cocaine users: an exploratory study with practical implications.},
  author={Russel Falck and Jichuan Wang and Harvey A. Siegal and Robert G Carlson},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={192 7},
  pages={503-7}
}
The Diagnostic Interview Schedule for DSM-IV was used to assess the lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorder among not-in-treatment crack cocaine users (N = 313). The most common dependencies involved cocaine (59.7%), alcohol (37.7%), and cannabis (12.1%). The most common nondependency disorders were antisocial personality disorder (ASPD; 24%), depression (17.8%), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; 11.8%). Comorbidity was present in 36.4% of the sample. Proportionately more white than… CONTINUE READING

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