This study was based in part on the doctoral dissertation of the author in fulfillment of the requirements for the doctorate in clinical psychology. The research was supported by the Raleigh Hills Foundation and the Raleigh Hills Treatment Center, Portland, Oregon.
Psychological Test Data of Depressed, Nondepressed and Relapsed Alcoholics Receiving Pharmacological Aversion *
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
British Journal of Addiction to Alcohol & Other Drugs
Volume 74, Issue 2, pages 175–182, June 1979
How to Cite
Zielinski, J. J. (1979), Psychological Test Data of Depressed, Nondepressed and Relapsed Alcoholics Receiving Pharmacological Aversion . British Journal of Addiction to Alcohol & Other Drugs, 74: 175–182. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.1979.tb02426.x
- Issue published online: 12 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
A test battery consisting of the Beck Depression Inventory, Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory was administered to newly admitted alcoholic patients receiving pharmacological aversion treatment at a private facility. The results found 42 per cent of these patients to be clinically depressed. This depressed group was also significantly more depressed than relapsed patients readmitted for further treatment. The depressed group appeared qualitatively different in being younger and in reporting significantly more psycho-pathology on the MMPI. In addition, significant sex differences appeared in that women reported more psychopathology and less overall social skill than their male counterparts. Arguments were presented for both assessing and treating depression and social skill deficits in multifaceted treatment programmes for alcoholics.