Treatment of depression in alcoholics

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

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)641-644
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume132
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Alcoholics
Depression
Chlordiazepoxide
MMPI
Imipramine
Double-Blind Method
Therapeutics
Placebos
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Shaw, J., Donley, P., Morgan, D. W., & Robinson, J. A. (1975). Treatment of depression in alcoholics. American Journal of Psychiatry, 132(6), 641-644.

Treatment of depression in alcoholics. / Shaw, Jon; Donley, P.; Morgan, D. W.; Robinson, J. A.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 132, No. 6, 01.12.1975, p. 641-644.

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Shaw, J, Donley, P, Morgan, DW & Robinson, JA 1975, 'Treatment of depression in alcoholics', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 132, no. 6, pp. 641-644.
Shaw J, Donley P, Morgan DW, Robinson JA. Treatment of depression in alcoholics. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1975 Dec 1;132(6):641-644.
Shaw, Jon ; Donley, P. ; Morgan, D. W. ; Robinson, J. A. / Treatment of depression in alcoholics. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1975 ; Vol. 132, No. 6. pp. 641-644.
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