Drug and alcohol misuse, depressive and anxious symptoms, and self-management

Connolly, Ross D. (2013) Drug and alcohol misuse, depressive and anxious symptoms, and self-management. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Drawing on the well-established effectiveness of self-management approaches to anxiety and depression and other psychological symptoms, and the recognized comorbidity between these disorders and substance use, the purpose of the current study was to consider if symptoms of substance misuse and of anxiety and depression are related to each other in the context of a self-management framework. Self-management skills, depressive and anxious symptoms, as well as level of substance misuse were assessed in a community sample consisting of 53 adults, aged 19 and up. Self-management moderated the relationship between depression and alcohol misuse. Self-management was also shown to moderate the relationships between alcohol misuse and depression, anxiety, and stress. High levels of self-management acted as a protective factor, which reduced the strength of these relationships.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10336
Item ID: 10336
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 31-38).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 2013
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Substance abuse--Treatment; Depression, Mental--Treatment; Anxiety disorders--Treatment; Self-management (Psychology)

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