Frequency and severity of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders in prescription opioid dependence.

TitleFrequency and severity of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders in prescription opioid dependence.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGros DF, Milanak ME, Brady KT, Back SE
JournalThe American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions
Volume22
Issue3
Pagination261-5
Date Published2013 May-Jun
Abstract

Comorbid substance use disorders and mood and anxiety disorders are associated with more severe psychiatric symptoms, social and occupational impairment, and economic burden. To date, the majority of research has focused on comorbidity in illicit drug users, rather than prescription drug users. To address this gap in the literature, the present cross-sectional study investigated the clinical profiles of individuals with prescription opioid dependence with or without comorbid mood and anxiety disorders.

DOI10.1039/c3cc42075b
Alternate JournalAm J Addict