Impact of co-occurring psychiatric disorders on retention in a methadone maintenance program: An 18-month follow-up study

Mònica Astals, Laura Díaz, Antònia Domingo-Salvany, Rocío Martín-Santos, Antoni Bulbena, Marta Torrens

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Abstract

We assess the influence of co-occurring psychiatric disorders on retention in 189 opioid dependent patients in a methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and determine the incidence of psychiatric co-morbidity during an 18-month follow-up period. About 68.5 % were retained in the MMT. Neither co-occurring mental disorders (chi-square = 0.303, df = 1, p = 0.622) nor methadone doses [85 (88.9) vs. 79.2 (85) mg/day, p = 0.672] were related to retention. In the follow-up period 19 new diagnoses were made, mainly major depression and antisocial and borderline personality disorders. Co-occurring psychiatric disorders should be assessed during MMT follow-up. © 2009 by the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2822-2832
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume6
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Co-occurring psychiatric disorders
  • Incidence
  • Methadone
  • Retention

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