Psychiatric comorbidity and gender difference among treatment‐seeking heroin abusers in Taiwan

  title={Psychiatric comorbidity and gender difference among treatment‐seeking heroin abusers in Taiwan},
  author={Shu-Chuan Chiang and Hung-Yu Chan and Yuan‐Ying Chang and Hsiao-Ju Sun and Wei J. Chen and Chih-Ken Chen},
  journal={Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences},
Abstract  The objectives of the present study were to estimate the psychiatric comorbidity of Taiwanese heroin users seeking treatment and to identify the gender differences in psychiatric comorbidity and drug use behavior. Subjects were interviewed using a structured questionnaire on drug use behavior and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for psychiatric disorders. Of the subjects, 58.5% of the male and 62.5% of the female subjects had at least one non‐substance‐use axis I… 

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