Assessment and treatment of comorbid psychiatric disorders in opioid-dependent patients.

@article{Strain2002AssessmentAT,
  title={Assessment and treatment of comorbid psychiatric disorders in opioid-dependent patients.},
  author={Eric C. Strain},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 4 Suppl},
  pages={S14-27}
}
The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of common psychiatric disorders found among patients with opioid dependence. Dependence on opioids can include both persons who are physically dependent on opioids and persons who fulfill the criteria for a syndrome of opioid dependence, such as that found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition (DSM-IV). The latter grouping of persons typically abuse illicit opioids, and prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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