Opioid antagonists in the treatment of impulse-control disorders.

@article{Kim1998OpioidAI,
  title={Opioid antagonists in the treatment of impulse-control disorders.},
  author={S. Kim},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          159-64
        }
}
  • S. Kim
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of clinical psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND Symptoms of impulse-control disorders are generally refractory to psychotherapeutic or pharmacologic treatments. Recent study results suggest that opioid antagonists may reduce human urges, one of the core symptoms of impulse-control disorders. The author discusses the rationale for and the potential utility of the opioid antagonists in the treatment of impulse-control disorders. METHOD Work by preclinical and clinical investigators on the subject of motivation and its contextually… CONTINUE READING
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