Volume 22, Issue 87 (10-2013)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2013, 22(87): 64-69 | Back to browse issues page

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Solimani R, Najafi K, Allahi M, Sharghi A. Anxiety and Depression in the Patients Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Therapy. jour guilan uni med sci. 2013; 22 (87) :64-69
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Guilan University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: Anxiety and depression are common psychiatric problems among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients. On the one hand, these will lead to a worse prognosis and therapeutic consequences and on the other hand, their early and on time diagnosis and treatment would enhance the recovery and improve the quality of life. Objective: To evaluate the frequency of anxiety and depression in the patients undergoing methadone maintenance therapy. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in MMT clinic of Shafa hospital in 1391. In doing so, 150 male patients, within the age range of 18-60 years who were on methadone maintenance therapy were entered into the study. After completion a demographic questionnaire, patients filled Beck anxiety and depression inventory. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 16. Statistical difference less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: From the 150 patients, 74 patients (49.3%) had anxiety and 75 patients (50%) depression. There was a significant correlation between younger age, being single, higher dose of methadone and urban residents with anxiety (P<0.05). Also, higher dose of methadone, being single, urban residents and family history of psychiatric disorders were correlated with depression (P< 0.05). Conclusion: This study showed that some factors such as being single, high dose of methadone and being urban residents have a significant association with anxiety and depression among the patients undergoing methadone maintenance therapy. Conflict of interest: non declared
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/10/30 | Accepted: 2013/11/17 | Published: 2013/11/17

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