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Affective disorders, anxiety disorders and psychological distress in non-drinkers

Parslow, Ruth; Degenhardt, Louisa; Rodgers, Bryan

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Background: Non-drinkers have elevated levels of psychological distress but a recent study reported no elevation in prevalence of diagnosed disorders. We aimed to determine the prevalence of affective and anxiety disorders (from the CIDI-A) in current abstainers and contrast results with findings for psychological distress (K10) in the same sample. Methods: Cross-sectional, representative household survey of adult Australians. Results: Non-/occasional drinkers had higher levels of psychological...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38133
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2006.09.006

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