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Br J Psychiatry. 1986 Aug;149:235-8.

The influence of psychological factors on the opiate withdrawal syndrome.

Abstract

Psychological and drug-related variables and their effect on the severity of withdrawal symptoms were examined in a group of addicts being withdrawn from opiates on an in-patient drug dependence unit. Two psychological factors--neuroticism and the degree of distress expected by the patient--were related to subsequent severity of symptoms. Both are anxiety-related, and may serve to amplify withdrawal symptoms. Surprisingly, drug dose was unrelated to symptom severity.

PMID:
3779283
DOI:
10.1192/bjp.149.2.235
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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