ERIC Number: EJ373106
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Addictive Personality Is the Behavior of the Addict.
Nathan, Peter E.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v56 n2 p183-88 Apr 1988
Childhood and adolescent antisocial behavior has been identified as a precursor of alcoholism. Research suggests that substantial numbers of abusers meet Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for antisocial personality disorder and depression, behaviors symptomatic, respectively, of a disregard for society's rules and of clinical dysphoria. Alcoholics' depression seems consequent rather than antecedent to their alcoholism. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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