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Does Self-medication Predict the Persistence or Rather the Recurrence of Alcohol Dependence?

Lynn Boschloo, PhD1; Wim van den Brink, MD, PhD2; Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, PhD3
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1University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation, Groningen, the Netherlands
2Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
3Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(2):205. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.2985.
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To the Editor Prominent etiologic models that aim to explain the comorbidity of mood disorders and alcohol dependence suggest that alcohol use may be a strategy of self-medicating distressing mood symptoms.1 This is line with studies that identified depressive and anxiety disorders as risk factors of the incidence of alcohol dependence.2 The current study of Crum et al3 provides convincing evidence that self-medication with alcohol indeed plays an important role in the incidence of alcohol dependence. However, we have some concerns regarding their analyses on the persistence of alcohol dependence.

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February 1, 2014
Rosa M. Crum, MD, MHS; Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD; Jitender Sareen, MD, FRCPC
1Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland2Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland3Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.
2Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland3Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.
4Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada5Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada6Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(2):205-206. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.3521.
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