Neuropsychological performance of methadone-maintained opiate users.

@article{Wang2014NeuropsychologicalPO,
  title={Neuropsychological performance of methadone-maintained opiate users.},
  author={Grace Y. Wang and Trecia Ann Wouldes and Rob R. Kydd and Maree Jensen and Bruce Roy Russell},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={789-99}
}
Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been used to treat opiate dependence since the mid-1960s. Previous studies have investigated the effects of methadone on cognitive function however the findings have been inconsistent. Some report a complete absence of deficits while others report different types of cognitive impairment. Our research aimed to investigate the effects of MMT on cognitive function by comparing the performance of patients currently enrolled in MMT (n=32) with opiate… CONTINUE READING
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