Predicting early adult drug use disorders, anxiety, and depression in offspring of alcoholics in a longitudinal research.
Jocelyn (Junru) Liu (LWW Health Clinic)
In a research published in 1999, Chassin investigated the specificity of parent alcoholic effects on young adult alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, anxiety, and depression, as well as whether teenage symptomatology and substance use mediated parent alcoholism effects. Participants were from a longitudinal research in which a target kid was examined using standardised interview measures throughout adolescence and young adulthood. The findings revealed that, in addition to the impacts of other parental psychopathology, parent drunkenness had a distinct impact on young adult drug abuse/dependence diagnoses. There was some evidence of the impact of parental drunkenness on young adult depression and mother alcoholism on young adult anxiety in young adults. Mediational models showed that adolescent externalising symptoms might explain some of the consequences of parent drinking.
Chassin, Pitts, S. C., DeLucia, C., & Todd, M. (1999). A Longitudinal Study of Children of Alcoholics. Journal of Abnormal Psychology (1965), 108(1), 106–119. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.108.1.106