Regular use of prescribed opioids: Association with common psychiatric disorders

  title={Regular use of prescribed opioids: Association with common psychiatric disorders},
  author={Mark D Sullivan and Mark J. Edlund and Diane E Steffick and J{\"u}rgen Un{\"u}tzer},
Use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain is increasing, but the clinical epidemiology and standards of care for this practice are poorly defined. Psychiatric disorders are associated with increased physical symptoms and may be associated with opioid use. We performed a secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from the Health Care for Communities (HCC) survey conducted in 1997-1998 (N=9279) to determine the association of psychiatric disorders and self-reported regular use of prescribed… CONTINUE READING
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