The purpose of the study was to determine whether moderate alcohol use mediates or buffers the effect of stress on depression in a group of non-Hispanic White men and women.
Data are from the Los Angeles Epidemiological Catchment Area cohort.
Individuals were assessed at two time periods, 1 year apart.
Mean depression scores were analyzed for each level of stress and alcohol use.
In the simultaneous presence of both chronic strain and negative life events, a U-shaped patterns was observed in which abstainers and light and heavy drinkers had higher depression scores at the second time period than did light-moderate and moderate alcohol users.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Ethanol, Relation dose réponse, Dose faible, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Stress, Homme, Epidémiologie, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Ethanol, Dose activity relation, Low dose, Depression, Mood disorder, Stress, Human, Epidemiology, California, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 95-0065278
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 09/06/1995.