Comorbid alcohol dependence and depression
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Alcoholism; Depression; Depressive Disorder; Comorbidity
Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Research evidence shows that depression is very common among individuals with alcohol dependence, and that the comorbidity between these disorders is considered to be a critical risk factor for suicidal ideation and behavior. Although the etiological mechanisms involved in this comorbidity remain to be deciphered, recent advances have been made in pharmacologic treatment options and in investigations that target the elderly.
Kolodziej, Monika E. and Weiss, Roger D., "Comorbid alcohol dependence and depression" (2000). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 628.