FAMILY HISTORY of ALCOHOLISM and PSYCHIATRIC CO-MORBIDITY in BRAZILIAN MALE ALCOHOLICS and CONTROLS

FAMILY HISTORY of ALCOHOLISM and PSYCHIATRIC CO-MORBIDITY in BRAZILIAN MALE ALCOHOLICS and CONTROLS

Author Araujo, N. P. Google Scholar
Monteiro, M. G. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The present study was aimed at replicating, in a sample of Brazilian subjects, findings generated mostly in developed countries on the relative prevalence of alcohol problems, associated psychiatric disorders, family history of alcoholism and other familial psychiatric disorders in alcoholics and controls. A group of Brazilian male alcoholics (n = 103) and controls (n = 63) at first admission to ambulatory or inpatient treatment were interviewed individually using sections of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R. information on demographic characteristics, alcohol-related problems, psychiatric problems and family history of alcoholism and depression were collected from all subjects. Alcoholics had a higher prevalence of a family history of alcoholism, a family history of depression and of a personal history of other psychiatric disorders when compared to controls. Comparisons between FHP and FHN alcoholics, although preliminary, showed few significant differences between these subgroups. Comparisons between FHP and FHN controls showed a non-significant trend towards a higher prevalence of psychiatric problems and towards antisocial behaviours among those with a positive family history of alcoholism. the findings point to the importance of cross-cultural studies on genetic and environmental factors related to alcohol dependence.
Language English
Date 1995-09-01
Published in Addiction. Abingdon: Carfax Publ Co, v. 90, n. 9, p. 1205-1211, 1995.
ISSN 0965-2140 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Carfax Publ Co
Extent 1205-1211
Origin http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1360-0443.1995.90912055.x/abstract
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1995RT99500013
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25528

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