Depression in methadone maintenance treatment patients: rate and risk factors.

@article{Peles2007DepressionIM,
  title={Depression in methadone maintenance treatment patients: rate and risk factors.},
  author={Einat Peles and Shaul Schreiber and Yosef Naumovsky and Miriam Adelson},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 1-3},
  pages={213-20}
}
BACKGROUND Depression is widely prevalent among former heroin addicts in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). The risk factors for depression among MMT patients that have not been well characterized, was studied. METHODS In a cross-sectional study (January, 2004-August, 2005), 90 MMT patients were evaluated for depression by the 21-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (21-HAM-D) and the Brief Psychiatric Rating scale (BPRS). To study possible induction of depression by drug abuse… CONTINUE READING