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Am J Public Health. 2015 Aug;105(8):1572-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302688. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

Effect of Depression on Risky Drinking and Response to a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Intervention.

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Annika C. Montag, Jessica R. Gorman, Kenneth Lyons Jones, and Christina D. Chambers are with the Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego. Stephanie K. Brodine and John E. Alcaraz are with the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego. John D. Clapp is with the School of Social Work, Ohio State University, Columbus. Matthew A. Allison is with the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Dan J. Calac is with the Southern California Tribal Health Clinic. Andrew D. Hull is with the Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego.


We assessed alcohol consumption and depression in 234 American Indian/Alaska Native women (aged 18-45 years) in Southern California. Women were randomized to intervention or assessment alone and followed for 6 months (2011-2013). Depression was associated with risk factors for alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP). Both treatment groups reduced drinking (P < .001). Depressed, but not nondepressed, women reduced drinking in response to SBIRT above the reduction in response to assessment alone. Screening for depression may assist in allocating women to specific AEP prevention interventions.

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