Psychiatric comorbidity reduces quality of life in chronic methadone maintained patients.

@article{Carpentier2009PsychiatricCR,
  title={Psychiatric comorbidity reduces quality of life in chronic methadone maintained patients.},
  author={Pieter Jan Carpentier and Paul F.M. Krabbe and Mijke T van Gogh and Lieke J M Knapen and Jan K. Buitelaar and Cor De Jong},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={470-80}
}
Despite the efficacy of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), opioid dependence still involves severe impairment of functioning and low quality of life. This study examines the influence of the psychiatric comorbidity of MMT patients on their quality of life. A total of 193 middle-aged patients in long-term MMT were assessed for current and lifetime Axis I psychiatric disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders using the MINI, the CIDI-SAM, and the SIDP-IV. Quality of life… CONTINUE READING

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