Sleep, anxiety, and depression in abstinent and drinking alcoholics

Alisdair Mackenzie, Frank R. Funderburk, Richard P. Allen

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A group of alcoholic men were followed-up 8 years after discharge from hospital. The interview included items on sleep, anxiety, and depression. The sample was divided into abstinent and drinking subjects. Sleep data were factor analyzed. Only the Alcohol-Abstinence Sleep Factor significantly correlated with drinking status. The Alcohol-Abstinence Sleep Factor was also the primary correlate of anxiety and depression. Fewer abstinent subjects reported anxiety and depression. Sleep variables, anxiety, and depression are considered as possible markers of relapse in persons treated for alcoholism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-361
Number of pages15
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Alcoholics
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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