The relationship between alcoholism and neurosis: evidence from a twin study.

@article{Mullan1986TheRB,
  title={The relationship between alcoholism and neurosis: evidence from a twin study.},
  author={Michael J. Mullan and Hugh M. D. Gurling and B E Oppenheim and Robin MacGregor Murray},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1986},
  volume={148},
  pages={
          435-41
        }
}
The twin register of the Maudsley Hospital was used to select a series of monozygotic (MZ) and same-sexed dizygotic (DZ) twins who had been given an ICD8 diagnosis related to alcoholism. They and their co-twins were traced. Medical and drinking histories were compiled (from records and by interview) for 56 twin-pairs, to permit current and retrospective diagnosis of any neurotic disorders. RDC diagnoses of panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias… CONTINUE READING