The authors compared 2 groups of depressed alcoholics given either placebo or chlordiazepoxide imipramine in a double blind study. Although depression decreased in both groups, there were no significant differences between them on any of 3 pre and post treatment measures. The Zung scale showed that medication decreased depression significantly; however, this finding was not supported by the Beck Depression Inventory or the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, indicating the necessity for use of multiple assessment instruments.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health