The antisocial and the nonantisocial alcoholic: clinical distinctions in men with major unipolar depression

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1987 Apr;11(2):176-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1987.tb01284.x.


Depressed, alcoholic men were divided into those with and those without antisocial personality (ASP). The ASP alcoholics had a more severe, cross-sectional clinical picture; they had a higher rate of drug use disorder and more alcohol-related symptomatology. The medical complications of alcoholism were related to the duration of heavy drinking whereas the nonmedical complications (the psychosocial and pathologic-intake problems) were related to ASP, duration of heavy drinking, and their interaction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcoholism / complications*
  • Alcoholism / psychology
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder / complications*
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder / psychology
  • Depressive Disorder / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications
  • Time Factors