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The authors present the results of a study on cognitive dysfunction in 77 patients with opioid addiction. Cognitive functions were assessed with a battery of neuropsychological tests after stopping the syndrome of opiate withdrawal. Significant impairment of memory, memorization, attention, generalization and abstract thinking were identified in the… (More)
Results obtained from studies of the clinical features and course of alcohol dependence in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as compared with control patients with alcohol dependence without PTSD, were studied. The first of these groups showed greater progression of illness, constant alcohol abuse, high alcohol tolerance, rapid appearance… (More)
The literature data on the relationship between cognitive disorders and disorganized behavior influenced by affect in patients with addictions is reviewed. States of discomfort caused by withdrawal or pathological craving are discussed. A trend towards the development of integrative models based on the unity of cognitive and emotional processes is shown.
This review of literature describes a role of chronic stress in the development of substance dependence including alcohol dependence. It is focused on neurochemical mechanisms of this dependence and approaches to its treatment in people with mental adaptation disorders. An example of treatment with injectable extended-release naltrexone is presented.
Objective. To identify the incidence of emotional burnout syndrome (EBS) and the severity of its individual phases in in-patient and out-patient addiction physicians and to evaluate its influences on their patients’ quality of life. Materials and methods. A total of 107 medical addiction doctors were assessed using the Boiko method. After identification of… (More)