Title

Comorbid alcohol dependence and depression

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

1-2000

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Alcoholism; Depression; Depressive Disorder; Comorbidity

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

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.

Comments

Citation: Kolodziej, M. E., & Weiss, R. D. (2000). Comorbid alcohol dependence and depression. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 13, 87-91.

At the time of publication, Monika Kolodziej was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.