Treatment of depression in patients with opiate dependence.

  title={Treatment of depression in patients with opiate dependence.},
  author={Edward V. Nunes and Maria Ann Sullivan and Frances R Levin},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={56 10},
Depression is common among opiate-dependent patients and has been associated with worse prognosis. This article reviews the literature on treatment of depressive disorders and symptoms among patients with opiate dependence. Depression bears a complex relationship to opiate dependence and may represent an independent disorder or may be engendered by psychosocial stress or toxic and withdrawal effects of drugs. Primary treatments for opiate dependence (e.g., methadone or buprenorphine maintenance… CONTINUE READING

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