Year: 1992 Source: Biological Psychiatry, v.32, no.11, (December 1, 1992), p.1012-1018 SIEC No: 19920988

Major depressives were systematically studied at index admission & prospectively followed up for 5 years. Primary unipolar depressives with a family history of alcoholism differ from depressives with a family history of depression only in having more familial anxiety & somatization disorder, more divorce, more suicide attempts, more negative life events & needed more time to recover from the index episode. In the 5-year follow up they are more likely to develop alcoholism & drug abuse. (22 refs)