Prescription Opioid Use among Adults with Mental Health Disorders in the United States

  title={Prescription Opioid Use among Adults with Mental Health Disorders in the United States},
  author={Matthew A Davis and Lewei Allison Lin and Haiyin Liu and Brian Daniel Sites},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine},
  pages={407 - 417}
  • M. DavisL. Lin B. Sites
  • Published 1 July 2017
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Background: The extent to which adults with mental health disorders in the United States receive opioids has not been adequately reported. [] Key Method Methods: We performed a cross‐sectional study of a nationally representative sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. adult population from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. We examined the relationship between mental health (mood and anxiety) disorders and prescription opioid use (defined as receiving at least 2 prescriptions in a calendar year).

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