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Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment:
doi: 10.1097/ADT.0b013e31817c331b
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Screening for Mood Disorder in Pregnant Substance-dependent Patients

Chisolm, Margaret S. MD* †; Tuten, Michelle MSW* †; Strain, Eric C. MD* †; Jones, Hendrée E. PhD* †

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Abstract

The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were compared as screening tests for current mood disorder in pregnant substance-dependent patients (N=187). Mean ASI psychiatric Interviewer Severity Rating (ISR) and BDI scores for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder-IV diagnosed current mood disorder patients (n=51) were 4.4 and 17.1, respectively, and for those without current mood disorder (n=136) were 2.7 and 14.0, respectively. Areas under receiver operating characteristic curves were 0.73 (ASI) and 0.59 (BDI). The ASI psychiatric ISR predicted mood disorder with better sensitivity and specificity versus the BDI (0.82 and 0.49 for scores ≥4 vs. 0.49 and 0.62 for scores ≥17, respectively).

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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