Measurement Issues in Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders


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A wide variety of studies have been conducted on reliability and validity of substance use and psychiatric disorders in clinical, community and national samples, in the U.S. and abroad. The work has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse ( NIDA ) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ( NIAAA ).

       Findings from this research include:

Topics of current investigation in this area include studies of whether the proposed new criterion set for DSM-5 substance use disorders offer improvements over DSM-IV dependence.

     Selected Publications:

  Shmulewitz D, Keyes KM, Wall MM, Aharonovich E, Aivadyan C, Greenstein E, Spivak B, Weizman A, Frisch A, Grant BF, Hasin D: Nicotine dependence, abuse, and craving: dimensionality in an Israeli sample. In press, Addiction. PDF

Shmulewitz D, Keyes K, Beseler C, Aharonovich E, Aivadyan C, Spivak B, Hasin D: The dimensionality of alcohol use disorders: results from Israel. Drug Alcohol Depend 111(1-2):146-54, 2010. PDF

Beseler CL, Hasin DS: Cannabis dimensionality: dependence, abuse and consumption. Addict Behav 35(11):961-9, 2010. PDF

Hasin DS, Beseler CL: Dimensionality of lifetime alcohol abuse, dependence and binge drinking. Drug Alcohol Depend 101(1-2):53-61, 2009. PDF

Keyes KM, Hasin DS: Socio-economic status and problem alcohol use: the positive relationship between income and the DSM-IV alcohol abuse diagnosis. Addiction 103(7):1120-30, 2008. PDF

Hasin DS, Keyes KM, Alderson D, Wang S, Aharonovich E, Grant BF: Cannabis withdrawal in the United States: results from NESARC. J Clin Psychiatry 69(9):1354-63, 2008. PDF

Hasin D, Samet S, Nunes E, Meydan J, Matsoeane K, Waxman R: Diagnosis of comorbid psychiatric disorders in substance users assessed with the Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders for DSM-IV. Am J Psychiatry 163(4):689-96, 2006. PDF

Hasin DS, Hatzenbueler M, Smith S, Grant BF: Co-occurring DSM-IV drug abuse in DSM-IV drug dependence: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Drug Alcohol Depend 80(1):117-23, 2005. PDF

Hasin DS, Grant BF: The co-occurrence of DSM-IV alcohol abuse in DSM-IV alcohol dependence: results of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions on heterogeneity that differ by population subgroup. Arch Gen Psychiatry 61(9):891-6, 2004. PDF

Hasin D, Schuckit M, Martin CS, Grant BG, Bucholz KK, Helzer JE: The validity of DSM-IV alcohol dependence: what do we know and what do we need to know? Symposium, Research Society on Alcohol Scientific Meeting, June, 2002. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 27:244-252, 2003. PDF

Hasin D, Carpenter K, McCloud S, Smith M, Grant B: The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS): reliability of alcohol and drug modules in a clinical sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 44:133-141, 1997. PDF

Hasin D, Grant B, Cottler L, Blaine J, Towle L, Ustun T, Sartorius N: Nosological comparisons of alcohol and drug diagnoses: a multisite, multi-instrument international study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 47: 217-226, 1997. PDF

Choose another research area:  Adolescent substance use

                                                    Alcohol and nicotine use disorders in Israel

                                                    Epidemiology and comorbidity of psychiatric and substance use disorders

                                                    HIV Studies

                                                    Natural history of substance use disorders

                                                    State-level influences on drug, alcohol and psychiatric conditions

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