Gender differences in the relationship between depressive symptoms and cravings in alcoholism

Nelli Boykoff, Terry D. Schneekloth, Daniel Hall-Flavin, Larissa Loukianova, Victor M Karpyak, Susanna R. Stevens, Joanna M Biernacka, David A. Mrazek, Mark A Frye

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Abstract

This study examines the clinical correlates of alcohol craving in men and women self-referred for addiction treatment. Admission clinical data from patients participating in the Mayo Clinic 1-month Intensive Addictions Program were evaluated. Women had higher BDI and PACS scores compared with men in both the entire cohort and Dual Diagnoses group. Alcohol-dependent females had the most marked correlation between BDI and PACS (ρ =.78). Further prospective study is encouraged to evaluate whether depressive symptoms and concomitant alcohol cravings in women are a marker for relief cravings and, as such, a target symptom for treatment intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Alcoholism
Alcohols
Depression
Dual (Psychiatry) Diagnosis
Prospective Studies
Therapeutics
Craving
Clinical Studies

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
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Gender differences in the relationship between depressive symptoms and cravings in alcoholism. / Boykoff, Nelli; Schneekloth, Terry D.; Hall-Flavin, Daniel; Loukianova, Larissa; Karpyak, Victor M; Stevens, Susanna R.; Biernacka, Joanna M; Mrazek, David A.; Frye, Mark A.

In: American Journal on Addictions, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2010, p. 352-356.

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Boykoff, Nelli ; Schneekloth, Terry D. ; Hall-Flavin, Daniel ; Loukianova, Larissa ; Karpyak, Victor M ; Stevens, Susanna R. ; Biernacka, Joanna M ; Mrazek, David A. ; Frye, Mark A. / Gender differences in the relationship between depressive symptoms and cravings in alcoholism. In: American Journal on Addictions. 2010 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 352-356.
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