Drinking To Cope With Depressed Mood In College And Non-College Young Adults
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Dr. Kenney graduated with a B.A. from Bowdoin College, doctorate in Sociology from Brown University, and M.P.H. from Harvard University. Dr. Kenney began studying addiction as the Associate Director of the Heads Up Alcohol Research Lab and Visiting Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dr. Kenney completed a fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University and has been the Principal Investigator of grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for Alcohol Research. Dr. Kenney has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and six book chapters. Currently, Dr. Kenney researches opioid use disorders and young adult drinking-related sex risk as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


Drinking To Cope With Depressed Mood In College And Non-College Young Adults

Co-occurring depressed mood and risky alcohol use are prevalent during emerging adulthood, a critical development period ranging from approximately 18 to 25 years of age linking adolescence and adulthood and characterized by identity exploration, instability, self-focus, and opportunity (Arnett, 2005). Three-quarters of individuals with a lifetime history of mood disorders have their first onset by the age of 24 (Kessler et al., 2005), and emerging adulthood is associated with peak lifetime drinking risk (Patrick & Schulenberg, 2011; Sussman & Arnett,...

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