Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses among individuals presenting to an addiction treatment program for alcohol dependence.
AffiliationAddictions Department, St. John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, Ireland. email@example.com
MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER
Local subject classificationECSTASY
LOGISTIC REGRESSION ANALYSIS
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
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CitationComorbid psychiatric diagnoses among individuals presenting to an addiction treatment program for alcohol dependence. 2011, 46 (4):351-8 Subst Use Misuse
JournalSubstance use & misuse
AbstractA 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.