publication . Article . 2012

Differences in depression severity and frequency of relapses in opiate addicts treated with methadone or opiate blocker after detoxification

Tatjana Jovanović; Gordana Nikolić; Dušan Lazarević;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Vojnosanitetski Pregled (issn: 0042-8450, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Military Health Department, Ministry of Defance, Serbia
Background/Aim. Relapse of opiate dependence is a common occurrence after detoxification and introduction of opiate addicts in abstinence from opiates. Clinical evaluation showed that over 90% of opiate addicts exhibit depressive manifestations during detoxification, or develop post-detoxification depression. The aim of this study was to determine differences in the frequency of relapses, severity and course of depression during a of 6-month period, and previous patterns of use of opioids in the two groups of opiate addicts treated by two different therapeutic modalities. Methods. The results of the two groups of opiate addicts were compared: the patients on sub...
free text keywords: substance-related disorders, methadone, naltrexone, depression, drug therapy, recurrence, risk factors, Medicine (General), R5-920, Pharmacology (medical), General Medicine, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Medicine, business.industry, business, Hepatitis C, medicine.disease, Hamd, medicine.drug, Opiate, Anesthesia, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Opioid, Abstinence
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