Treatment of depression in alcoholics

J. A. Shaw, P. Donley, D. W. Morgan, J. A. Robinson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-644
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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