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Psychiatric symptoms in alcoholics attending outpatient treatment

Öjehagen, Agneta LU ; Berglund, Mats LU ; Appel, C P; Nilsson, B and Skjaerris, Anne (1991) In Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 15(4). p.6-640
Abstract

The importance of psychiatric symptomatology for the treatment course of alcoholics was analyzed in a long-term outpatient treatment study. Seventy-two patients, 60 men and 12 women, were personally interviewed during treatment and after 3 years. Before treatment psychiatric symptoms were rated according to the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale (CPRS). Women had significantly higher scores than men. Men with many symptoms and women had more psychological benefits from drinking and a more impaired personality structure than men with few symptoms. Men with many symptoms also had a lower level of social functioning. The severity of abuse did not differ between the three groups. Men with many symptoms had a less favorable... (More)

The importance of psychiatric symptomatology for the treatment course of alcoholics was analyzed in a long-term outpatient treatment study. Seventy-two patients, 60 men and 12 women, were personally interviewed during treatment and after 3 years. Before treatment psychiatric symptoms were rated according to the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale (CPRS). Women had significantly higher scores than men. Men with many symptoms and women had more psychological benefits from drinking and a more impaired personality structure than men with few symptoms. Men with many symptoms also had a lower level of social functioning. The severity of abuse did not differ between the three groups. Men with many symptoms had a less favorable outcome between 25 and 36 months after start of treatment than men with few symptoms and women. Among men who completed treatment, those with many symptoms showed a less successful course after 6 months and during the 3rd year after start of treatment, while differences after 3 months and during later stages of treatment were less pronounced. It is suggested that before start of treatment a psychiatric evaluation should be performed including psychiatric diagnosis, personality analysis, and an assessment of psychological benefits from drinking.

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Adult, Alcoholism, Ambulatory Care, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Mental Disorders, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Regression Analysis, Severity of Illness Index, Sex Factors, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
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10.1111/j.1530-0277.1991.tb00572.x
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  author       = {Öjehagen, Agneta and Berglund, Mats and Appel, C P and Nilsson, B and Skjaerris, Anne},
  issn         = {0145-6008},
  keyword      = {Adult,Alcoholism,Ambulatory Care,Female,Follow-Up Studies,Humans,Male,Mental Disorders,Middle Aged,Prognosis,Psychiatric Status Rating Scales,Regression Analysis,Severity of Illness Index,Sex Factors,Journal Article,Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {6--640},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research},
  title        = {Psychiatric symptoms in alcoholics attending outpatient treatment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-0277.1991.tb00572.x},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {1991},
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