HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
CIHR-funded research: Antidepressants help men decrease alcohol consumption, but not women

OTTAWA (February 27, 2007) CIHR-funded study explored the relationship between use of antidepressants and level of alcohol consumption, examining whether using antidepressants affected the link between depression and level of alcohol consumption. The research conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) concluded that women suffering from depression consumed more alcohol than women who did not experience depression, regardless of antidepressant use. This finding differs significantly from rates found in male counterparts. While men suffering from depression generally consume more alcohol than non-depressed men, those who use antidepressants consume alcohol at about the same level as non-depressed men.

Dr. Kathryn Graham, Senior Scientist with CAMH and Agnes Massak, Ph.D student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, published the study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on February 27, 2007.

"Our results agree with previous clinical research that suggests that the use of antidepressants is associated with lower alcohol consumption among men suffering from depression," said Dr. Graham. "But this does not appear to be true for women."

Overall, participants in the survey experiencing depression (both men and women) drank more alcohol than did non-depressed respondents. However, men taking antidepressants consumed significantly less alcohol than depressed men who did not use antidepressants. Non-depressed men consumed 436 drinks per year, compared to 579 drinks for depressed men not using antidepressants, and 414 drinks for depressed men who used antidepressants.

Unfortunately for women, the alcohol use remained higher whether those experiencing depression took antidepressants or not. The numbers are telling: 179 drinks per year for non-depressed women, 235 drinks for depressed women not using antidepressants, and 264 drinks for depressed women who used antide
'"/>

Contact: David Coulombe
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
613-941-4563
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
26-Feb-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. CIHR-funded research in Kenya
2. New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
3. Healing from research: A real possibility
4. New pain research: Routine Tylenol for nursing home residents with dementia increases activity
5. Dementia research: Hope for the future
6. Antidepressants safe for children and adolescents
7. Antidepressants improve post-stroke thinking outside the box
8. Antidepressants associated with increased risk for suicide attempts, decreased risk for death
9. Antidepressants might reduce risk of colorectal cancer
10. Antidepressants may be associated with modestly increased risk of suicidality in children
11. Antidepressants and electroconvulsive therapy are the best treatment options for depression

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2020)... ... May 26, 2020 , ... As much of the country ... States are joining forces to start a country-wide movement of physical activity to ... lives. #FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26 and culminating ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... Summit Medical , ... deliver over one million FDA-compliant face shields — designed, engineered and manufactured in ... critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for both front-line health care workers ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... Friends of Lisa Campbell, announce ... endorsed by Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates (PPSEA). PPSEA educates and lobbies ... and the full range of reproductive health care. PPSEA educates and lobbies on behalf ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... , ... May 21, 2020 , ... ... award-winning population health management platform that supports care management and utilization management at ... individuals at client sites, TruCare 2020 provides significant usability and automation upgrades to ...
(Date:5/16/2020)... ... ... have gone to see Andy Gaertner, D.M.D , in the past, they will have ... allowed to re-open during the current pandemic, they have put some new protocols in place. ... possible while going through their dental exams and treatments. , The new protocols that Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/3/2020)... , ... June 03, 2020 , ... ... Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, which is a prerequisite to licensure as a ... $600,000 from an anonymous donor, Project Advance provides scholarship opportunities for frontline LPNs ...
(Date:6/3/2020)... ... June 03, 2020 , ... For over 50 years, Divi Resorts has ... cleaning and hygiene protocols at all of their resorts to ensure guests enjoy ... cleanliness procedures to safeguard and protect both guests and staff and address changing consumer ...
(Date:6/2/2020)... ... June 02, 2020 , ... As the leading ... response to COVID-19 it is working with its corporate team, its consultants, and ... and a host of digital resources. Harmony’s leadership team recognized the extraordinary efforts ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: