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J Clin Psychiatry. 1988 Nov;49(11):441-3.

Panic disorder and depression in female alcoholics.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032.

Abstract

Eight (32%) of 25 alcoholic women on an inpatient detoxification unit met modified DSM-III criteria for panic disorder, 2 (8%) of 25 met criteria for depressive illness, and 7 (28%) of 25 met criteria for both disorders. These findings replicate the findings of other recent studies and lend preliminary support to the self-medication model of alcoholism.

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