ERIC Number: EJ836175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Predictors of Depressive Symptoms among Inpatient Substance Abusers
Diaz, Naelys; Green, Diane; Horton, Eloise G.
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v7 n2 p347-356 Apr 2009
The existing literature indicates high comorbidity rates between depressive disorders and substance abuse disorders. Despite these elevated rates, there is limited empirical work devoted to understanding predictors of depressive symptoms among substance abusers. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of spirituality, believing in God's presence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), parental bonding and demographic characteristics on depressive symptoms among inpatient substance abusers. Findings indicated that spirituality, believing in God's presence, PTSD and income were significant predictors of depressive symptoms among substance abusers. Spirituality, PTSD, and income were inversely related to depressive symptoms, whereas believing in God's presence was positively related to depressive symptoms.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Income, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Religious Factors, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Predictor Variables, Parent Child Relationship
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