Indicators of depression and suicidal ideation among drug abusers

P. Flynn, Robert McMahon

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide data relating to the validity of the Dysthymia and Psychotic Depression scales of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory as indicators of serious depression measured by self-report data from the Treatment Outcome Prospective Study (TOPS) survey form. Scores on both Millon scales had low but statistically significant correlations with TOPS survey items dealing with depression-related physical immobilization and suicidal ideation. Results indicate that these scales had limited value in identifying these significant depression-related symptoms among the 88 drug abusers (M age of 29 yr.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume52
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Suicidal Ideation
Drug Users
Depression
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Prospective Studies
Physical Restraint
Self Report
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Indicators of depression and suicidal ideation among drug abusers. / Flynn, P.; McMahon, Robert.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 52, No. 3, 01.12.1983, p. 784-786.

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