Psychiatric correlates of injection risk behavior among young people who inject drugs.

@article{MackesyAmiti2014PsychiatricCO,
  title={Psychiatric correlates of injection risk behavior among young people who inject drugs.},
  author={Mary-Ellen Mackesy-Amiti and Geri Rachel Donenberg and Lawrence J. Ouellet},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={1089-95}
}
People who inject drugs (PWID) and have mental health conditions, such as major depression, an anxiety disorder, or antisocial or borderline personality disorder, may have elevated risk for HIV and HCV infection. This study examined the associations between psychiatric disorders and risky injection behavior in an out-of-treatment sample of young PWID. We recruited participants through outreach and respondent-driven sampling (RDS). Participants completed a computer-assisted self-interview and a… CONTINUE READING
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