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Williams, Hugh and O'Connor, John J and Kinsella, Anthony (1990) Depressive symptoms in opiate addicts on methadone maintenance. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 7 , (1) , pp. 45-46.

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A number of studies have shown association between drug dependence and other psychiatric disorders. This study reported on the level of depressive symptomatology reported by a sample of opiate addicts, who were receiving methadone maintenance therapy and attending the Drug Treatment Centre in Dublin. A high level of depressive symptoms was found after completion of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The clinical implications of depressive symptoms in opiate addicts were discussed.

 

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