Alcohol use and psychological distress: A comparison of Americans and West Germans

Academic Article


  • This paper examines the relationship between alcohol use and tendencies toward depression and anxiety among Americans and West Germans. It was found that anxiety was not significant in promoting drinking, although depression was associated with alcohol use for Americans only. Nevertheless, the West Germans consumed more alcohol than Americans, and this study suggests that culture underlies the difference in alcohol consumption.
  • Author List

  • Cockerham WC; Kunz G; Lueschen G
  • Start Page

  • 951
  • End Page

  • 961
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 10