Effect of depressive symptoms on smoking abstinence and treatment adherence among smokers with a history of alcohol dependence

Christi A. Patten, Amanda A. Drews, Mark G. Myers, John E. Martin, Troy D. Wolter

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Abstract

This study examined the effect of depressive symptoms on smoking abstinence and treatment adherence among smokers with a past history of alcohol dependence. Participants (24 women, 27 men) were randomly assigned to behavioral counseling (BC) or behavioral counseling plus cognitive- behavioral mood management training (CBT). The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD; M. Hamilton, 1967) was administered to assess baseline depressive symptoms. Participants who received CBT and had higher HRSD scores were more likely to achieve short-term abstinence from smoking and attend more treatment sessions than those with lower depression scores, whereas for BC participants the effect of HRSD scores was the opposite. Smokers with a history of alcohol dependence reporting high levels of depressive symptoms may benefit from a mood management intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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