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Lyne, J and O Donoghue, B and Clancy, M and O Gara, C (2011) Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses among individuals presenting to an addiction treatment program for alcohol dependence. Substance Use & Misuse, 46 (4). pp. 351-358.

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A retrospective patient record review was conducted to examine comorbid psychiatric diagnoses, and comorbid substance use, among 465 patients below 45 years of age, presenting to a national alcohol addiction treatment unit in Dublin, between 1995 and 2006. Rates were high for depressive disorder (25.3%) particularly among females (35.4%). Lifetime reported use of substances other than alcohol was 39.2%, and further analysis showed significantly higher rates of deliberate self-harm among this group. Lifetime reported use of ecstasy was also significantly associated with depression in this alcohol-dependent population using logistic regression analysis. Implications and limitations of the findings are discussed.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2011
Page Range:pp. 351-358
Publisher:Informa healthcare
Volume:46
Number:4
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
G Health and disease > AOD disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > AOD related disorder > AOD related mental disorder

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