Reliability of the Beck Depression Inventory in opiate-dependent patients

  title={Reliability of the Beck Depression Inventory in opiate-dependent patients},
  author={Carmen Barral and Laia Rodr{\'i}guez-Cintas and Nieves Mart{\'i}nez-Luna and Diana Bachiller and Jes{\'u}s P{\'e}rez-Pazos and Joan Alvar{\'o}s and Miguel Casas and Carlos Roncero},
  journal={Journal of Substance Use},
  pages={128 - 132}
Abstract Background: The prevalence of depressive disorder in opioid-dependent patients in methadone treatment has been found to be between 19 to 74.3%. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is commonly used as a screening for depressive symptoms. The objective of this study is assessing BDI in opiate-dependent patients. Methods: A total of 415 patients over 18 years old in a methadone maintenance program that is part of an outpatient drug clinic treated with stable doses of methadone in the last… Expand
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