The relationship between self-reported cocaine withdrawal symptoms and history of depression

  • Helmus T
  • Downey K
  • Wang L
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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between cocaine withdrawal and lifetime history of depression (major depression, dysthymia). Participants with a history of regular cocaine use (n=146) were administered the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV (SCID) and were asked to recall whether they experienced any of the six DSM-IV cocaine withdrawal symptoms. Results of bivariate analyses demonstrated that those meeting criteria for the cocaine withdrawal syndrome (dysphoria plus two or more other symptoms), in comparison to those who did not, were significantly (P

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  • Abstinence
  • Cocaine
  • Depression
  • Mood
  • Withdrawal

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Authors

  • T. C. Helmus

  • K. K. Downey

  • L. M. Wang

  • G. L. Rhodes

  • C. R. Schuster

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