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Ghaffari Nejad A, Ziaadini H, Banazadeh N. Comparative Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders in Opium and Heroin Dependent Patients.. JRUMS. 2003; 2 (1) :31-37
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  Comparative Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders in Opium and Heroin Dependent Patients.

 

  A.R. Ghaffari Nejad*1, H. Ziaadini2, N. Banazadeh2

 

  1-Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Kerman, Iran

  2-Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Kerman, Iran

 

  Background: Opium dependency is one of the important health problems in our country. Several studies have shown that most of the patients with opium dependency have concomitant psychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was evaluation of the psychiatric disorders in opium dependent patients, and comparison of the psychiatric disorders between opium and heroin dependency.

  Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, 192 male opuim dependent patients who were admitted in dual- diagnosis ward of Beheshti Hospital in Kerman for detoxification , were enrolled in the study. After evaluation of their demographic data, they were assessed by means of SCL- 90-R test.

  Results: The age of subjects ( mean± SD) was 33.92± 7.67 years. All of scales of SCL-90-R were evaluated as borderline or sick. Scores of scales: Obsession and compulsion, anxiety, phobia, psychosis, PST, and GSI were significatly higher in patients with heroin depedency, compare to opium dependent patients (p<0.05).

  Conclusion: We recommend that all of the patients with opium dependency should be evaluated for comorbid psychiatric disorders, this may improve the outcome and management of their dependency .

 

  Keywords : Opium, Heroin, Psychopathology, SCL-90-R

 

  *Corresponding author, tel:(0341)2117884

Journal of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, 2002, 2(1): 31-37

 

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